Book drive and luncheon ‘a success’

December 4, 2018

Dr. Seuss, A.A. Milne, Richard Scarry — the list of acclaimed and beloved children’s authors whose books were donated at Saturday’s book drive and luncheon goes on and on —and soon those books will be in the hands of children in Mason County.

The drive was hosted by the Ludington Writers group and held at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts at 107 S. Harrison St. Children’s book donations were collected in the afternoon to donate to young readers through Mason County Head Start and Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) — two organizations chosen by the Ludington Writers to be beneficiaries of the event.

The aim of the book drive and luncheon was to promote literacy and to inspire in the area’s children an interest in the written word and the endless possibilities it presents.

Hundreds of books were dropped off in just a few short hours during the drive, and the event was ruled a success by Ludington Writers group member and book drive organizer Pamela Blair, who said the group couldn’t keep track of the donations as they poured in.

“I lost count,” Blair said. “I’ll be taking them home and sorting them.”

Read the full story in Monday’s print and e-Edition of the Ludington Daily News.

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