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Community groups to distribute personalized books to first and second graders

WHAT: YMCA of Central Texas, Waco Rotary Club and Junior League of Waco deliver personalized books to Waco ISD first and second graders

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018

WHERE: Parkdale Elementary School
6400 Edmond Ave, Waco, TX 76710

WHO: Junior League of Waco
Rotary Club of Waco
YMCA of Central Texas
First- and second-grade classes at Parkdale Elementary

BACKGROUND: The YMCA of Central Texas has partnered with the Junior League of Waco and the Rotary Club of Waco to purchase and distribute a personalized book to each first and second-grade student in Waco ISD. The books feature main characters who share the student’s name and are also personalized in other ways. The storylines address using good manners, perseverance and honesty.

Volunteers from the three community groups will kick off the “My Very Own Book Adventure” program with a book delivery at Parkdale Elementary on Thursday. After delivering personalized books to every first and second grader, volunteers will read with the students.

Similar book deliveries will take place at Mountainview and South Waco elementary schools next week. Deliveries will continue through early April.

Kyle DeBeer, Assistant Superintendent