Community Reading At North Grafton Elementary

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Dr. Nicholas Frank reads to the class
Dr. Nicholas Frank reads to the class Photo Credit: Richard Price
 Officer Al Hulbert talking about what a police officer does for a living.
Officer Al Hulbert talking about what a police officer does for a living. Photo Credit: Richard Price
The community readers and Curious George before heading to their assigned classrooms.
The community readers and Curious George before heading to their assigned classrooms. Photo Credit: Richard Price

GRAFTON, Mass.- The students of North Grafton Elementary School were visited Tuesday morning by a policeman, fireman and a doctor.

No, there wasn't an emergency. It was Community Reading Day, a 10th annual event sponsored by Books and Beyond, a program that promotes early age literacy. Pillars of the town arrived, sat in an assigned classroom, read a story to the students, and then explained the importance of their job.

“It’s an opportunity for the children to interact with different people in their community,” said Laura Often, head of the North Grafton Parent Teachers Group.

In Kelly Carr’s first grade homeroom, Dr. Nicholas Frank sat and read, “Fritz and the Beautiful Horses.” Dressed in blue scrubs and a stethoscope, he sat on a small chair in front of the class.

“I’m a horse doctor,” he said to his audience who were as equally interested in his English accent as they were in what makes a bronco tick.

Grafton Superintendent of Public Schools James Cummings, Fire Chief Michael Gauthier, and Police Officer Al Hulbert also read to different kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

“This is my second or third year, and I always love doing it,” said Gauthier.

Other community readers were: Lori Muhr, secretary of the Grafton Land Trust; Jennifer Mannion, principal of North Street Elementary; Donna Blanchard, executive director and founder of Apple Tree Arts; Charlie Bolack, the founder of The Grafton News; Joseph LaChapelle, postmaster of North Grafton; Ruth Holden, owner of Houlden Farms; Lucille Boutiette, assistant Superintendent of Schools, and Brenda Plainte, principal of North Grafton Elementary.

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Thank you Rich for joining us! Thank you to all of the community readers who participated and thank you to our Enrichment Coordinator, Katheleen Schaker, for her hard work organizing the event! Thank you also to Dunkin Donuts for their food donations. It's always such a great event and we appreciate all who help make it possible!

Laura Often
Co-Chair of NGES PTG