Reading on the River is March 5

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The Service League of Natchitoches will host Reading on the River, an annual community literacy event promoting the importance and enjoyment of reading outside of the classroom, Saturday, March 5. The event will be on the Natchitoches Riverbank from 10 a.m.-1p.m.
The free, fun event for pre-K to fifth grade children includes reading-related activities, games and music for children and families. Each child attendee can take home at least one free new or used book. In past years, Reading on the River has distributed over 300 books to local children to promote literacy and education.
“Increasing familiarity with books and language early in a child’s life can help address the literacy crisis,” remarked Christina Johnson, Service League President. “Our goal for this event is to unite with community partners and encourage a new generation of young readers by exposing them to the wonderful world of books.”
Applications are now open for vendors. There is no cost for participation, and each vendor is responsible for their own tent/booth space, table, chairs and decorations. Tent and booth space are available on a first come, first serve basis. Each vendor should select a theme of their choice, whether centered around a popular children’s book or organization specific. Vendors should provide at least one activity for attendees, such as storytelling, a small craft activity or a coloring sheet.
This event is supported by the Cane River National Heritage Area and EpicTouch.
If interested in serving as a vendor or supporting Reading on the River, contact Amy Lee at alee@canerivernha.org or 318-356-5555.