Friday, September 26, 2008

Read for the Record Reminder

For All who weren't there or for just a reminder!  (and an easy to pass along request for those you may think are interested!).  It was a blast Wednesday night as usual!

Read for the Record is Thursday, October 2 where you will be reading to children in local schools (time and place convenient for you!)

To Help, Contact:
Emily Primeaux
(337) 263-8255

Junior League of Lake Charles, Done in a Day
Function:  A committee designed to develop, plan and complete impactful community projects in one day.  We're always looking for projects that can be done - there's an application on the Junior League website.

Junior League Website: 

What is Read for the Record??? 
2006 Read for the Record Press Release:
Members Participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign.
On August 24, 2006, the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. joined with Starbucks to promote literacy by participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign, a national campaign designed to engage adults and children in setting the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever.  The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., along with Starbucks, supported this campaign on August 24, 2006, by holding reading events throughout Southwest Louisiana.  More than two thousand elementary school children were read to by volunteers, including members of the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., Mayor Randy Roach, Mayor Ron Leleux, Sheriff Tony Mancuso, John Bridges, and more.  All of the books were purchased through the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. and donated to each school. 

 Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works toward the day that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.  The Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign was developed because of striking disparity in early education resources.  For more information about Jumpstart, visit its website at  For more information about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign, visit

Call for help from Done in a Day Chairperson:
Read for the Record is fast approaching on Thursday, October 2nd.  We will be reading in local schools around the community.  If you are available during the day and would like to read please contact me and let me know.  In that email also inform me of the times that would be most convenient for you to read.  I will assign your times accordingly.  Just to let you know, last year some people even read on their lunch hour. 

Another thing I would like from you: In previous years we have had some local celebrities read at the schools, such as the mayor, KPLC personnel, etc.  If you know of anyone in the community that would like to read please let me know.  I would love to have some extra volunteers for this project.

Emily Primeaux
(337) 263-8255

2008 Book:  Corduroy - A winning, completely childlike picture book in which a stuffed bear waiting hopefully in a toy department finds a home with a little black girl.

Hollar if you have any questions!!!
Allison P White
Resident Engineer
Phone 337-558-3203
EFax   337-558-3403

Cell 337-661-4900