The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is celebrating another successful annual campaign, as the nonprofit coordinated the participation of more than 16,000 adults and children at nearly 450 child-care centers and schools throughout the region. Read for the Record focuses on getting thousands of adults to read a selected book on a single day to children. This year’s book was The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Boynton Beach was the winner in the large city category; Lantana took the prize for smaller towns.
ABOVE: Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant (right) and John Durgan, the city’s special-projects coordinator, display the prizes. They are joined by Connie Hoke (left) and Kristin Calder, CEO of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Photo provided