This Saturday brings the inaugural Bulloch County Community Reading Fair, with free books and prizes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesboro High School. It’s open to students from prekindergarten to 12th grade with accompanying adults.
Dr. Mary Felton, who is the school system’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Lawanda Allen, chorus teacher at Langston Chapel Middle School, have organized the event, with free admission. A number of local businesses have made donations as sponsors.
“It has lots of interactive reading stations for students to travel through,” Felton said. “We will have free food for them. There will also be vendors selling some food items. Students will be able to go home with free books donated by people and businesses in the community.”
Puppet shows will be part of the entertainment. Drawings will be held for prizes including gift cards, computers, Kindle-type e-readers and bicycles, she said. Some of the games and entertainment were planned for outside, but will moved inside if there is rain.