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October 3, 2013

Annual Reading Rodeo set for Oct. 10

GREENVILLE — Altrusa of Greenville is looking for reading partners for its annual Reading Rodeo scheduled 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Travis Elementary School.

Each year the club selects an elementary school for the Rodeo in which each child gets to select an age-appropriate book to take home. The child is matched with a volunteer reader; and the pair spend 15 minutes during which time the volunteer reads to the child, or the child may choose to do the reading. Afterward they share punch and cookies.

Altrusa asks the community to become involved in this program which encourages youngsters to read. A volunteer may spend 15 minutes with one child or stay longer and read to several children.

The club provides all the books. All the volunteer needs to do is bring a driver’s license and sign in at the front office.

This annual event has been changed to the first semester of school to avoid conflict with testing schedules.

For more information or to sign up to participate, send an email to readingrodeo@gmail.com.

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