Dec. 9 was a very “Curious” morning indeed at Ronceverte Elementary School. Suzanne Snyder, a member and representative of the service organization “Women With Altitude” in White Sulphur Springs, came to visit each 1st and 2nd grade classroom. Her objective? To hand deliver a “Curious George” book to each child. “As a club, our goal is to add additional schools when we can and reach as many children as we can. We want all students to learn to love to read. Our motto is ‘Keep Children Reading.’ Personally, it’s hard to remember a time that books were not a part of my life. I want to share my love of books,” said Snyder.
Every year, the organization selects two schools and two grades within those schools to receive age appropriate books for each student to take home. This year’s books were various titles from the Curious George series.
“Curious George has found a lasting place in the hearts of millions of boys and girls all over the world ever since he was brought to life by Margret and H. A. Rey over 60 years ago. He’s the best loved monkey in America. These books that the WWA so graciously gave to our students, have now found forever homes. I’m sure they will be shared and read over and over and over again,” said Johnson.
Ronceverte Elementary faculty, staff and students would like to say thank you to the WWA members for their generous donation of books, which help to support Reading in Greenbrier County Schools.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining Women With Altitude, contact the White Sulphur Public Library at 304-536-1171 for more information. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. (not during the winter months).