REPORTING · 28th January 2010
Nechako Elementary School was packed with kids, parents and services from around the community the night of January 27th as Family Literacy Night was underway. The lower level of the school was utilized for all kinds of fun activities.
“We had an extremely amazing turnout and kids were having fun walking for books and fishing for books,” said Margaret Sanou who was one of the hosts of the event.
The primary school classrooms were occupied by a sing-a-long room and a Karaoke room. In the library, kids were having fun with shadow puppets. In other classrooms, kids were participating in computer learning activities. The Multipurpose room was host to a hot dog dinner and the big gym had activities and information on literacy activities and services in the community.
The evening was planed for 450 people but the organizers are certain more people came in the doors. “I’m really excited with the turnout. Thrilled that people got their kids out to it and it seems that everybody had a really good time,” said Brandy Thornton who was assisting with the evening.
“It was great, it was wonderful to have everybody here and I’m sure that the numbers have doubled since last year and I’m certain everybody had a good time. We were very fortunate to host it here at Nechako,” said David Mills, Principal of Nechako Elementary School.
At the end of the night, everyone got up on stage to sing the Kitimat song written by Bill Volrath
Kids on the stage do a book walk. There were plenty of books availible to be won.
The Cafeteria served a Hot Dog supper.