With over 30 children in attendance the first week of Energy Express Alderson Site came to an end with a special reading guest! House of Delegates Representative George “Boogie” Ambler. As a West Virginia educator at Greenbrier East High School in Fairlea, Ambler understands the importance of early childhood reading. Boogie read to several children in the individual classrooms along with reading two stories to the group as a whole. The children of the Alderson area site thoroughly enjoyed Boogie’s personal accounts of a hunting trip with his son, the reading of The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza) retold by Philemon Sturges and illustrated by Amy Walrod.
The children and Boogie discussed their own experiences hunting responsibly with family members and making pizzas with ingredients that they enjoy. Ambler stated that he enjoyed his time with the children at the Alderson site. He is looking forward to coming back again as time permits. Alderson Energy express thanks Ambler for his time and undivided attention to the youth of Greenbrier County. Energy express will run through July 24 this year. Energy Express offers breakfast at 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11-11:30 a.m. at all sites and are open to any student/child under the age of 18 to enjoy a nutritious lunch. Energy Express will run through July 24 at all locations within Greenbrier County. We accept volunteers every day in service and are well appreciated. If interested in volunteering at the Alderson Site contact Kortney Ormsbee, volunteer coordinator at Kormsbeeh42@gmaiLcom.
If interested in volunteering at any other site please contact the WVU Extension office in your area.