The organization has undertaken this state project for many years in an effort to encourage students to read, believing that children who own their own books will develop a love for reading. The organization received many thank you notes from students receiving books, reinforcing this belief.
In one of these thank you notes, Nayelly Moreno, a student in teacher Jane Owings’ Room 4 at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, said, “Dear, Sir or Mam, thank you for the donated books. I like my book; it’s called Ruby the Copycat. I like it because it is very funny. With real pretty pictures. I love that book; it’s my second favorite book.”
The Bee County Retired School Personnel will meet Tuesday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at the community room of First National Bank. The program will be “Forgotten Places in Beeville” presented by Sylvia McCord. All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend.