Yee-ha! We are really getting excited for the upcoming Reading Roundup Literacy Fair here at the News-Sentinel. The event is on Aug. 25 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Locust Street between the Lodi Public Library and the News-Sentinel) and we are lassoing all of the final details.
The event is free to the public. Yes, FREE! Yes, EVERYTHING! This includes arts and crafts at the vendor tables, balloons, entertainment, pony rides, mascot hugs, reptile visits, face painting, carnival games, coloring books, picture books and more! Guests even get to check out a real ambulance and fire truck.
New York Life will be making free identification cards for all of the children. The library will be holding a musical Book Walk. Local thespians will present Readers Theater. Cheerleaders will perform just for you! Sparkles and Ravioli will be clowning around the entire event, making sure there are smiles everywhere.
There will be a lot of fun in every corner of this arena.
Make sure to round up your little buckaroos for this exciting event. You will have a chance to visit with all of these vendors as they educate on health, safety and education: Lodi Christian School, MCV Insurance, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Public Health Services of San Joaquin, Lodi Unified School District, American Medical Response, Lodi Police Department, Lodi Fire Department, San Joaquin Sheriffs Foundation, Union Pacific, New York Life, Horace Mann Insurance, published author Danna Smith, the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Lodi Boys and Girls Club, Golden 1 Credit Union, Catholic Charities, Delta Health Care, Lodi Parks and Recreation, Little Methodist Preschool, St. Peters School, Lodi Montessori, Head Start, First 5 Hugs Program, Community Partnership for Families, Bring-Me-A-Book, Sparkles and Ravioli, Spinning Tunes, Lodi High School Cheer Squad, Lodi High School Drill Team, All Season Carriages, Jim Elliot Christian High School, A&W Bear, Stockton Thunder & Thor, Mokelumne Mounties, City of Lodi Utilities, Stockton Water Suppliers, the World of Wonders Science Museum, Serpentarium, Lodi Public Library, Friends of the Library, and of course the Lodi News-Sentinel!
If you have questions or would like to donate or participate in this event, please call Cyndi Carter at 209-369-2761, ext. 251, or Peter Breech at 209-333-1400, ext. 201.