We had a great turn-out for our Open House on Sunday, September 29 in the County Kids Read book room. We are very grateful to our community for its ongoing interest in and enthusiastic support for our program. At this event we formally launched our new logo, designed by Kato Wake, and shown below in the photos on our 10th anniversary cake. Mayor Steve Ferguson and Councillors Phil St. Jean and Bill Roberts attended and made a surprise presentation of a certificate of appreciation to Anne Preston for County Kids Read’s work to improve child literacy in Prince Edward County. The door prize draw for the beautiful reading quilt from the Mary Pease quilt collection was made by former Principal of Queen Elizabeth School, Paul Pickard. The lucky winner of the quilt was Susan Steele. Congratulations, Susan!
Shown below from left to right are Janet Marrisen from Wellington Lions Club with Anne Preston and Wendy Matthews from County Kids Read at the launch the donation jar campaign.
The campaign will run through the month of August. Jars have been placed at various businesses and vendors throughout the County. The money collected from the donation jar campaign will be used by County Kids Read to purchase books for their program.
On Monday, July 29, at the celebration of giving and receiving, County Kids Read received a gift of $11,300 from 100 People Who Care Prince Edward. This is a significant gift and will help greatly with the work County Kids Reads does in the community. In the photo from left to right are: Peta Shelton, Sarah Crawford, Duncan Payne, Sandy Norval, Wendy Matthews, Anne Preston, Bill Roberts, David Fox and Janna Smith, Executive Director of the Arts Council.
County Kids Read celebrates books and the generous donation of $10,000 from St. Mary Magdalene Church. In the photos are the students of Ms. Hymus Grade 2/3 class from PECI, the rector, Charles Morris, the wardens of St. Mary Magdalene and the volunteers from County Kids Read.
Veronica Cluett and Anne Preston hosted an event in the book room of County Kids Read on Thursday April the 18th for Early Childhood Educators. The event was organized by Community Living Prince Edward’s Resource Consultants. Anne spoke with the group about literacy, County Kids Read, and the importance of early childhood development.
Reaching for Rainbows visited the County Kids Read book room last week. Two groups of girls came on separate days and enjoyed looking at books and choosing a book of their very own to take home.
Anne Preston from County Kids Read was the guest speaker at the Wellington Rotary Club this past Thursday. We thank Wellington Rotary for the invitation to talk about our work and for their interest in the program.
Jeremiah Soucie of Kinsip House of Fine Spirts and Anne Preston of County Kids Read celebrate Maple in the County. Kinsip will be donating $1 from the sale of each bottle of their maple syrup to County Kids Read. Thanks, Kinsip!
Terry Miller and Phil St-Jean of the Picton Kinsmen Club present a cheque to Anne Preston of County Kids Read. County Kids Read would like to thank the Kinsmen for their donation and support.
Canadian children’s author, Helaine Becker, visited the grades one and two classes at PECI on Tuesday, March 5th. Helaine read from two of her books, You Can Read and The Sloth at the Zoom, and spoke to the students about reading and writing.
The Baxter Centre and County Kids Read worked together to make this author visit possible. The presentation was a wonderful success.