Chester Rotary Donates Personalized Books

Chester-Andover Elementary pupils raise their books! Chester Rotary Photo

Twenty-five students from Chester-Andover Elementary School received personalized books on Tuesday, Dec. 6 with the support of John Holmes, a Chester Rotarian, whose interest is to improve literacy. Each of the students’ names are woven into a personalized story that includes family members and pets. “These personalized books develop a sense of appreciation for reading,” said Holmes. “Some hold on to their books long enough to read them to their own children years later. Tremendously exciting adventures start by reading. Our hope is that this program will simply provide an added encouragement for students to pick up a book and read.”


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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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