One for the Books

Another summer reading challenge is in the books for Grant Public Library! Vicki Chaney, Librarian, reported some impressive stats for the 2019 Challenge.

  • 52 students registered for the summer reading program at Grant Public Library this summer.
  • The 4 programs in June held a combined total of 122 students and 68 adults participating.
  • The 5 programs in July for the summer elementary story time held a combined total of 37 kids and 25 adults in attendance.
  • 31 elementary school age readers participated by reading a total of 368 books.
  • 15 middle/high school readers participated by reading a total of 177 books.
  • The reading challenge continued through the month of June and July with a total of 545 books read by all participants.

The program included contests, specific book titles to read, and even specific categories detailed for the students. There were rules to follow to guide students in their reading journey. There were rewards too! Middle school students who read the most books each won gift certificates in categories: Bookworm, Art, Gamer, and Sports Nut. Lily Andrews, Christian Burks, Caleb Burton and Brody Smith all won gift cards in a competition to read the most books:

Kidtopia 5K

Registration is available for anyone interested in participating in Grant Playground & Recreation Association’s Kidtopia 5K fundraiser. The Dan Robinson Memorial 5K run/walk and the Kids Color Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 12. You can register at 9 a.m. at Grant Town Hall on Saturdays in August and September: Aug 24, Sept 7, Sept 21. Day of event registration on Saturday, October 12, is also available. For more information, follow their Facebook page: Grant Playground & Recreation Association Inc.

Mile Plus Yard Sale

The annual Grant Mile Plus Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 28. Grant Chamber of Commerce is coordinating yard sale space now for this annual event. Call the Chamber office at 256-728-8800 and a volunteer will assist you with space reservations. Chamber office hours are posted on the Grant Mile Plus Yard Sale Facebook page. Look for the OPEN sign out front of the Chamber office on Main Street.

Leader for the Day

Isaac Bailey, 2nd grade student at DAR Elementary, had the very special privilege of leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the Marshall County Institute Day on August 2. The Bevill Center at the Snead College Campus held a fairly large crowd when Isaac stepped up to the podium to lead the Pledge. We were told Isaac did a great job, he spoke loud and clear and didn’t miss a word. Kudos to you Isaac for stepping up and leading for a day.

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