By GERRI MCDONALD
Special to Atmore News
Grandparents of Perdido students in kindergarten through second grade were invited to have lunch with their special child on Wednesday, September 20. Not only did the grandparents have the enjoyable opportunity to eat lunch with their grandchild, they were also involved with selecting their favorite books at the fall fundraiser Book Fair in the library.
Close to 200 grandparents ate with their grandchild and approximately another 50 visited with their grandchildren during the lunchtime hour.
The following day, Thursday, grandparents of students in pre-k, third, fourth and fifth grades enjoyed cookies and punch while they were also invited to shop for a book with their special student.
This fundraiser, with 30 percent of total sales going to the library fund, helps in purchasing new books and maintaining a current overall collection. Of course, the ultimate goal is to encourage students of all ages to read for enjoyment. When parents and grandparents read with their child, a life-long passion for reading is born!