Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR Storytime at the Gathering

Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting school age children to a storytime at the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July 25th.

At 1:00pm at the Burkett Encampment Tent, John Burkett will have a storytime based on Fort GreeneVille's hero, Josiah Hunt. The Burketts will be in period dress in order to give a visual of the time period. Also Karen Burkett will be telling the story of family heros from the book "Customs and Traditions" written by Bobbie Kalman & Tammy Evert. Afterwards there will be a drawing for a copy of the book to a child participating in the storytime. The book was donated by the Garst Gift Shop to the DAR chapter's literacy program.

Education is one of the cornerstones of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Across the country, Daughters are meeting the challenge of educating the public by emphasizing the importance of being able to read. By supporting literacy, it enables self respect and confidence besides reaching life goals. Storytimes are a way of encouraging parents to instill a love of reading in their children.

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