Midpen a Banner Sponsor of 7th Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park

As part of our continued sponsorship of Reading Bonanza, Midpen staff and volunteers hosted a table, provided video coverage, and produced the Spelling Bee at the 7th Annual Reading Bonanza. MC Intern Michael Kim actually emcee’d the Spelling Bee.   The event promotes “reading” as a fun family pastime and raises awareness of the importance of literacy to a child’s growth, self esteem and emotional well being.  The event has grown each year. This year broke all records for participation:

  • 893 kids registered at the check-in booths
  • 2,500+ in attendance
  • 10,000+ books given out to the community for FREE
  • 200+ volunteers
  • 54 community organizations hosted reading/literacy activities

In addition to the youtube link, the video of the Spelling Bee can be seen on Midpen Media Comcast Channel 28: May 28 & June 4 (4pm), May 31 & June 7 (1:30pm), June 1 & 8, 6:30pm, and June 3 & 10 (7am).  PIctures of the event are available on the organization’s Facebook Page.  Reading Bonanza is the brainchild of Marlayna Tuiasosopo, one of Midpen’ s Local Heroes 2017.  Marlayna’s story is featured in a short video produced by Louise Pencavel.

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