Hundreds of neighborhood children left the TriCounty OIC Summer Reading Club Kickoff event on June 5th with potted plants, gold fish, painted faces, and their very own books. At the Friends of Midtown table, Judy Forshee, Ina Kane, Donna Opusznyski, and Shawn Westhafer helped parents and children choose age appropriate books and magazines furnished by FOM and Jump Street. Once the picnic food was devoured, faces washed, and visiting zoo animals just a memory, these new books provide lasting gifts to read and share all year.
Thanks to the following who helped our efforts in providing books and gift cards for this event:
- Midtown Scholar Bookstore – 2 cartons of children’s books and five $10 gift cards
- Jump Street – two cartons of teen books and a copy of “Jumper” for each attendee
- Londonderry School families – several cartons of books
- Wegman’s – $25 gift card
- Giant, Weis, and Rite Aid – $20 gift cards
- $91 from various donors including funds raised at the FOM spring social
Posted below are a few photos from the June 5th event.