First Book Project Continues

    Members of the First Book Project Committee and fellow Lions preparead and distributed almost 400 tote bags of books to students in early primary classrooms at Montcalm, Bluewell, and Brushfork Elementary Schools.  Lions President Sheila Hall served as chairman for the committee.  Pictured are Lions Mollie Comer, Sheila Hall, Misty Carpenter,and Bonita Gonzales. Lions Harry Comer, Jean Bowling, Jonathan Phillips,  and Shirley Vest provided valuable assistance during the distribution of books at three elementary schools.



Bluewell LIons FirstBook Project


   The Bluewell Lions Club’s 2012-13 winter  community project provided a February treat to students attending Bluewell Elementary, Brushfork Elementary, and Montcalm Elementary Schools. Working with two grants and the First Book organization, the Lions provided each student in Pre-K, K, first, and second grades a variety of hardcover books oin a purple tote bag,, A letter with an explanation of the project and some reading ideas was included for parents.


   The Lions distributed a total of 948 books to children, many of whom have limited resources to purchase books of their own. As they distributed the books to students, Lions members explained the importance of parents reading aloud to their children every day and how much fun reading can be. By providing the start to a home library, the Lions hope to enhance parent involvement in their children’s education, improve reading skills, and foster a love of literature.

      Harry distributing books at Montcalm Elementary.



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