Many of Our Members Volunteered to Read to Very Appreciative Kids in Hildale.
On March 2nd, 13 Assistance League of Southern Utah members drove to Hildale’s Water Canyon School to read to approximately 120 first-third grade boys and girls to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We were met by students sporting all kinds of Crazy Hair Day styles, in honor of his book Hooray For Hair – styles which included multi-colored painted hair, elaborate braids, and stuffed animals – which helped to make for a fun filled morning for both the kids and adults
The setting was cozy, as each reader shared a book with a couple of students, and had time to chat about their interests. Some students even wanted to read to our volunteers, proudly showing off their skills. Students in grades four-six were treated to a book talk by one of our volunteers before they were given a copy of the book to keep.
Water Canyon is bursting at the seams. The school has about 315 students now and the addition of two portable classroom buildings has helped accommodate the current and new students, which still enroll throughout the year. The faculty and kids loved having us there and are most appreciative of our willingness to come.