Monday, March 14, 2016

Mayor Van Johnson participates in Annual Read Across Apalachicola

Project Impact students gathered outside Mayor Van Johnson's office for the
Annual Read Across Apalachicola
Today marked the 6th consecutive year the City of Apalachicola's Project Impact, Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Program have held ‘Read Across Apalachicola’ during the annual spring break camp.

Read Across Apalachicola, is an offshoot of ‘Read Across America’, which is held each year on March 2, and also known as Dr. Seuss Day.

The local program was implemented in 2010 by former Project Impact Director Faye Johnson and carried on by new director Nadine Kahn and Site Coordinator Barbara Lewis-Floyd and held a couple weeks after Read Across America.

The event is a reading motivation and awareness tool to help create a fondness for reading. Here in Apalachicola, kids from Project Impact travel across the city to meet with local government officials, both indoors and outdoors where their imaginations are ignited through the act of reading.

“I’m always honored by the opportunity to read to our kids. This year I read from ‘Mistakes That Worked’, by Charlotte Foltz Jones. It's was a book about forty familiar inventions and how they came to be. Inventions like ice cream cones, maple syrup, popsicles, potato chips, ivory soap and paper towel,” said Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson.

“A lot of the great inventions that we use every day, were actually stumbled upon by accident, and I wanted to share some of those with our Project Impact students.”