The students at Union Ridge Elementary just completed their biggest Read-a-Thon fundraiser of the year, raising over $12,000 for the school! To celebrate, they invited special guest readers this week for a fun reading day.
Guest readers included Mayor Don Stose, Ridgefield School Superintendent Nathan McCann, officers from the Ridgefield Police Department and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, a hula instructor and the Ridgefield Raptors mascot, Rally. Many parents read stories to the students as well.
Mayor Don Stose reads to the students.
Classroom doors were decorated in literary themes for the Read-a-Thon.
The students dressed either as their favorite character or wore their pajamas, and they also decorated their classroom doors with their favorite books and other fun literary themes.
Union Ridge Elementary is grateful to all who took part in the Read-a-Thon and celebration and to the Union Ridge Elementary PTO for their support of this successful fundraiser.