Families Fly High With Reading - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Hardy, AR--Lauren Payne Reports

Families Fly High With Reading

September 12, 2004--Posted at 10:30 p.m. CDT

HARDY--The Sharp County Literacy Council, along with the City of Hardy, hosted the second annual Kite Festival on Sunday.

The festival raises money for the Literacy Council in Sharp County.

Janoel Bess is the Kite Festival Chairperson.

"These are kites that the children actually build. They follow instructions, put it together, decorate it, attach the string, tail, and fly it,"said Bess.

One main focus for the council is the children.

Reading to them, with them, and keeping families reading together.

The council also offers services to surrounding areas including Izard and Fulton counties.

Now, out of the 62 councils in Arkansas, the literacy council in Sharp County is one out of only two that is run completely by volunteers.

Members of the Sharp County Literacy Council say the main goal of the event is simple.

They all stress the importance of teaching children to read a young age.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-11-19 04:58:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:36 PM EST2017-11-20 01:36:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

  • Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-19 18:24:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

  • Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-11-19 18:04:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

Powered by Frankly