Families First celebrates reading

Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services for first-time mothers, gathered with numerous families at Chuck E. Cheese’s recently to announce the winners of the Race for Literacy – a program encouraging parents to read to their children.

From April 1 through June 30, parents read books to their children and maintained a log. For every 10 reading sessions logged, the child received a free book and the parent’s name was entered in a drawing. The more the parents read, the greater their chances were of being selected for the prize.

Gloria Paz earned First Place, having read to her son, Carlitos, 60 times. Jami Callis and Elizabeth Wallace tied for Second Place having read to their sons, 2-year-old son Dominick and 4-month-old Devin, 50 times. Allison Atkins won the door prize.


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