A television camera and a celebrity reader arrived at Anson Elementary School on September 13 as part of the KCCI-TV Read with Me event at the school.
KCCI Reporter Marcus McIntosh visited the school as part of his monthly reading series across the state and read to students in kindergarten through second grade in the Anson gym. The school was selected after Anson kindergarten teacher Kate Troskey sent KCCI a letter of invitation for the Read with Me program.
“We are always excited for someone to come and read to our kids,” said Anson Principal Ronnie Manis.
McIntosh told the students it’s important to read throughout the year.
“I love to read,” McIntosh said. “Reading is very important in the McIntosh house.”
McIntosh read the book “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.”
As part of the event, EMC Insurance donated $1,000 to the Anson library. Anson Teacher Librarian Beth Steffa said the money will be spent on books to support genre studies going on in the classrooms such as folk tales, fairy tales and biographies.
Nicole Herman of EMC presented the check to Troskey and Manis.
The Read with Me segment is expected to air on KCCI-TV during the 5 p.m. newscast on Friday, September 16.