Conexión San Ángelo / Austin Vandiver, ASU Intern

SAN ANGELO - Elementary school students and teachers of the area marched around the Tom Green County Courthouse, on Friday afternoon, listening and interacting with teenage-student readers for the 27th annual Read To Me March.

Local middle school and high school students read various children’s books to the elementary students. Some reading groups crafted interactive displays to keep the young students engaged throughout the stories.

“From the very beginning, through high school and beyond, reading is of upmost importance,” said Sally Meyers, Tom Green County Library’s Children’s Librarian, and sponsor for the event. “The important thing is to create readers, to make their life more significant and be happier people.”

San Angelo Central’s Drum Line kicked off the event with some upbeat tunes and a few flashy moves.

Master Sgt. Donovan Gollihar of Goodfellow AFB accompanied by the 316th Training Squadron and 17th Security Forces Squadron came to lend a helping hand, passing out water and snacks to the elementary students.

Meyers said that the event is meant to bring awareness to parents, teachers and caretakers. 

A few parents accompanied their children on this cloudy and cool day, but the weather didn’t keep these young readers from taking another step toward their bright futures.

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