Jonesboro Mayor reads to Region 8 students to encourage reading

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- A group of Region 8 students got a surprise visitor in their school this afternoon.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin dropped in at Ridgefield Christian School to read a book as a part of a new campaign teachers are using to encourage reading.

Mayor Perrin says, "I always try to make every invitation to a school, particularly on reading like this Ridgefield Christian. They were just a delight today to read the book to and talk about city hall and what all the functions are and I think they really enjoyed it."

Around 80 elementary students listened to Mayor Perrin today. They hope to make this an annual event.

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