Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Little buckaroos saddle up to read at the Reading Roundup

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:00 pm

Hay bales, ponies, clowns and puppies were just a few of the attractions that brought crowds to Locust Street on Saturday. It was the site of the second annual Reading Roundup, hosted by the Lodi News-Sentinel and the Lodi Public Library. 

Event coordinator Peter Breech said attendance was up, and more vendors were involved in this second year.

“I want the kids to have fun, and for the parents to see the importance of education, and how it will help their kids later in life,” he said. 

Local educators, health advocates and hands on science groups set up booths with kid sized activities like bubbles, face painting, games, and chances to win books. Locust Street was closed to traffic between Church Street and Pleasant Avenue. 

New this year was the Sentinel Saloon, where Faith Community Church’s youth group sold hot dogs and snacks, and A&W Root Beer sold sodas and floats and will donate the proceeds to the library. 

St. Peter’s Church set up a mini petting zoo where children interacted with miniature horses. Micke’s Grove Zoo had animal skulls and pelts for a hands on exhibit. 

The entertainment was rounded out with a show by Sparkles and Ravioli the clowns and reading by two local children’s book authors Lori Mortensen and Odie Dentone. 

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 24

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists