Reading Round-Up rounds up readers

D.C. Cannon Elementary was a buzz with excited boys and girls for the Annual Hunt County Reading Round-Up on Friday morning.

Some of the children donned cowboy attire, lining up one after another with preparation to be pared with Ford High School students and local citizens, school officials and city officials to be read too.

Books were set up and stacked on multiple tables and lined up near the bleachers within the D.C. Cannon gym. Books from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Adventures of Beanboy,” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and chronicles of “Star Wars” were given too and read to children.

Groups of kids with teens and adults were seated together on the floor, in chairs, on the bleachers and throughout the gym, reading, talking, laughing and spending time together with a good book.

Kids were also surprised by the Quinlan Police Department with a chance to see a police car up close with red, white and blue police lights flashing, and received a badge for participating in the Reading Round-Up.

Hunt County Kids Coordinator Vonda Jack said that the event was a huge success. She received many hugs and several kids told her it was the best day of their lives. Recently, the Hunt County Kids organization was voted best non-profit.

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