Operation Early Reading at Ideal School in Countryside

Patricia Van Hoegarden
Our first Operation Early Reading program of the year at Ideal School in Countryside was fantastic!  We read to 111 students and they were all completely adorable and so happy to have the individual attention.  Each received a book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Are You My Mother?, depending on their class. The smiles on the kid's faces as they came up to receive the book was priceless. Thank you to all our member volunteers:  Jamie Marucha, Paula Whitelaw, Phyllis Young, Pat Allen, Patricia Van Hoegarden, Sandra VerBeek, Betty Cronin and community volunteer Donna Mielke

~submitted by Operation Early Reading Chairman Patty DeWitt

Pat Allen responded, "Patty, you were terrific this morning in having everything all together and organized.  Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to come in and enjoy these great kids! The kids were really fun and the experience was special. I'm looking forward to the next time."

Pat Allen
Sandra VerBeek, Betty Cronin, Patty DeWitt, Patricia Van Hoegarden, Donna Mielke
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