Mercyhurst football team members read to elementary students

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Volunteers spend the afternoon reading to elementary school students.  

Once a month, the Kiwanis Club rounds up volunteers to read to classes at Lincoln Elementary.  Today, players on Mercyhurst’s football team join their effort.  Kiwanis Club President Bill Sapone says they’ve had a partnership with Lincoln for more than a year. He says the Hooked on Books program is a win-win for the volunteers and the students. “It’s just such a great experience to see these young minds listening and just learning and absorbing as we read a book to them.” 

The students get to keep the books read to them throughout the program.  Last year, the Kiwanis donated $8,000 worth of books to the school library. 

–Jackie Roberts

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