The gym at Holy Family Catholic School in Wallaceburg was transformed into Cardinals' Camp-Read-A-Lot this week, as campers settled in to read their favorite books or to hear readings from some very special community dignitaries.
The student campers curled up in tents, on camp chairs, by a 'lake' with real kayaks, or near make-believe fires to read their favourite books and enjoy camp-themed snacks, while listening to the gentle sounds of nature in the background.
"Camp Read-A-Lot was great fun," says Principal Mark Bernard. "And it has got us all in the mood for a much-anticipated visit by well-known Canadian children's author Eric Walter, when he comes to Holy Family Catholic School in May - we can't wait!"
The students also have a surprise for Mr. Walter, who began the Creation Of Hope charity to assist children and families in Kenya. The school has raised an amazing $1,000 for the charity, which they will present to the author when he arrives.
Special thanks to the guest readers at Camp Read-A-Lot, which included Mayor Darrin Canniff, Councillors Carmen McGregor and Aaron Hall, Trustee Carol Bryden, Walpole Island Librarian Lynda-Lou Classens, Superintendent of Education Lisa Demers, CKXS radio host Greg Hetherington and Chatham-Kent Police Special Constable Randi Hull.