Emblem Club Donates Books to Oaklawn Students

Emblem Club Donates Books to Oaklawn Students
Posted on 02/28/2019
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The Hot Springs Emblem Club generously donated books to each first grade student at our #HSSD Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. Club members hand-delivered more than 140 books to each classroom as part of a literacy initiative to promote reading and reading skills across Garland County. Retired OVPA teacher Mrs. Gail McKee abd Emblem Club President Bev Goodridge were among Emblem Club volunteers who made the deliveries.


OVPA first grade teachers Ms. Megan Stane points out that book donations like these allow students to build personal ties to reading as a fun activity, as opposed to a required assignment “Some students may not have access to a large collection of books at home. When they are personally given a book as a gift, they are charged with ownership. It hopefully helps to create interest in reading as something they can do on their own time, which in general helps them build stronger reading skills for life. We are deeply appreciative of the donation, and so are our students!” she says.


The Hot Springs Emblem Club is a charitable club that was formed to assist the Elks Lodge and are dedicated to charitable acts in the Garland County area. Focus areas include projects and efforts to enhance drug awareness, literacy skills, and college scholarships. Thank you to these wonderful community partners!



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