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Centralia volunteers bring books to life

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm

Katherine Butrum, left and Laura Warbritton, right, donned costumes for the PTO’s reading night at Chance Elementary School

Katherine Butrum, left and Laura Warbritton, right, donned costumes for the PTO’s reading night at Chance Elementary School

“Banana, so funny,” said the woman in makeup and pigs ears reading aloud from a children’s book in the Chance Elementary School Library. “Do you want a turn before the book ends?” read another teacher, dressed in a gray elephant costume.

At their feet almost a dozen children, ranging from preschoolers to veteran second grade students, may dressed as Dr. Seuss characters or other children’s book protagonists, listened in rapt attention.

They were part of the 135-person crowd attending the Chance Elementary PTO’s Family Reading Night.

The participants and their parents circulated among seven classrooms where volunteer readers worked in pairs reading children’s books to their audiences.

For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.