JACKSON TWP — The Evans City School community came together Dec. 6 for the 2012 Storybook Forest.
Sponsored and created by the Evans City Literacy Committee, the event is in its second year and benefitted the local food bank, Children’s Hospital and the Evans City Literacy Fund. The event featured trees decorated by buddy classes from both Evans City Elementary and Evans City Middle School. Each tree was based on a story book that was shared with a buddy class. Alongside the trees were baskets of donated items representing the tree theme, and each basket is being raffled off to raise money for the above mentioned charities.
In addition to milk and cookies in the cafeteria, a book swap was held. Students brought in used books to make a swap or donate to the collection that will be given to Children’s Hospital.
The school’s newly elected Literacy representative, Princess Belle, made a special appearance, greeting guests and taking time for photo opportunities.
Lauri Pendred, Evans City Elementary principal, said Belle was a wonderful addition to this year’s event, adding that she even presented a story time in the library.
“The event was certainly a great way to celebrate literacy throughout our schools, and the tremendous efforts of our students, staff, and community,” Pendred said.