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Sorority donates 500 new children’s books to Head Start

By Carole Howard
Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online

Photo courtesy Darlene Gallegos Pagosa Springs members of the Pi Beta Phi alumnae club delivered 500 new books from First Book and their sorority headquarters to our local Head Start on March 5.  After reading to the children in small groups, they posed for a picture with each child holding his or her own copy of a book that they were able to take home as part of the Pi Phi family literacy effort.  Standing from left to right are Penny Hart, Melissa McDonald and Carole Howard. Seated left to right are Marilyn Chipps, Mary Bailly and Lisa Scott. 

Photo courtesy Darlene Gallegos
Pagosa Springs members of the Pi Beta Phi alumnae club delivered 500 new books from First Book and their sorority headquarters to our local Head Start on March 5.  After reading to the children in small groups, they posed for a picture with each child holding his or her own copy of a book that they were able to take home as part of the Pi Phi family literacy effort.  Standing from left to right are Penny Hart, Melissa McDonald and Carole Howard. Seated left to right are Marilyn Chipps, Mary Bailly and Lisa Scott. 

Pagosa Springs members of the Pi Beta Phi San Juan alumnae club delivered 500 new children’s books to the local Head Start on March 5 as their 2014 Day of Service project.  These books were won by Lisa Scott in a lottery sponsored by First Book and the Pi Beta Phi sorority headquarters in St. Louis.

Pagosa’s Head Start was one of 100 programs across the U.S. selected for this special book distribution.  Director Mardel Gallegos was able to choose the books she thought best for her students from 35 titles.

During their visit, the sorority ladies read “The Little Bitty Bakery” to the Head Start children in small groups, and then posed for a picture with the excited kids, each child holding his or her own copy that they were able to take home as part of the Pi Phi family literacy effort.

This story was posted on March 20, 2014.