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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 15, 2015) – The Mount Pleasant Reading Patrol will usher the new year at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, January 17 at 11 a.m. School Resource Officer Johnnie Sides will read “Snow Fight” and “Peppa Pig” to the audience.
The Mount Pleasant Reading Patrol meets on the third Saturday of each month at Barnes and Noble for an hour of reading, followed by crafts and giveaways. It is a free program geared to children ages 4 to 11 that builds a foundation of knowledge and trust for our youth and strengthens their relationship with the police department. Reading and literacy are key factors in school retention and graduation rates and the department believes that it is never too early to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Children will also have the opportunity to get their Buddy card autographed by several of the police officers present at the reading. “We invite all children to ask a police officer present at the reading for a Buddy Card. By collecting the signatures of ten police officers, they’ll get to interact with our staff and they’ll be able to claim a prize at Town Hall. Instead of trading in pictures of celebrities, the Cops & Kids Buddy Card program trades in autographs of real-life heroes, our police force,” said Sgt. William Mauldin.
For more information, contact Sgt. Mauldin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 881-8242 or contact Cpl. William Dorfner at email@example.com or (843) 849-2838, ext. 26664. You can also friend us on Facebook @ tompsc or follow us on Twitter.