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Fairview Elementary School

2200 Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702
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Bob Murray visits Mrs. Kelly & Mrs. Fitzgerald's Class at Fairview

November 9, 2009

Today, students in Room 114 had a visit from Bob Murray of WTAX and the camera crew from News Channel 20. Mr. Murray read a story as a kick off to the “Gift of Reading” program sponsored by First Book of Springfield and Marine Bank. The program’s focus is to help put the joy of reading in children by putting a book into the hands of every Pre-K-2nd grade student by Winter Break. Mrs. Kelly’s class just happened to be selected as the classroom to help kick off this great program. Students also had the chance to measure Mr. Murray’s foot as part of their math curriculum. Please look for a news clip tonight on Fox news at 9p.m. or News Channel 20 at 10p.m..

The Gift of Reading Campaign will collect books for five weeks to distribute to children in the Springfield School District. The book drive runs through December 11th. Barnes and Noble will have the featured reading list for the book drive or you may log on to WTAX.com. Book may be dropped off at Barnes and Noble, Marine Bank or WTAX. Monetary donations made out to First Book will also be accepted at all Marine Bank Locations.