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Mrs. Beebe brings books to Maynard Elem. students

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MAYNARD, AR (KAIT)- Arkansas' first lady "booked" it to Region 8 Tuesday.

Around 1 p.m., an Arkansas State Police chopper set down on the ball field beside the Maynard elementary school and First Lady Ginger Beebe stepped off bearing gifts.

After a program and presentation by the kids, Mrs. Beebe gave each student two new books to keep.

Kindergarten Teacher Cassie Damon says this is great for their students. Damon says, "With Kindergarten being the first step in the basic foundation of their educational career, then we want them to be excited about this to encourage them to want to learn to read, want to continue reading and love to read."

Pat Cagle, Library Media Specialist, says, "I think it's a wonderful program. I think the children think it's a wonderful program and if it instills just one child into reading, I think she's done her job."

The program was made possible through Scholastic. The program is also a collaborative effort with the Scholastic publishing company to promote literacy and reading.

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