EDUCATIONAL LEADERS AND SUPPORTERS UNLOAD BOOKS FOR
TERESA MANSFIELD'S "READ TO ME" PROGRAM GIVES AWAY FREE BOOKS
Mrs. Teresa Mansfield, a retired educator in the Sumter County School system, has been giving away books to children ages birth to sixteen. Ms. Mansfield has increased the program since 2006. "READ TO ME" is designed to encourage parents to read with their children. To date, over 13,000 books have been given. Some book donations have also been made to senior citizens. She purchases books at thrift stores and yard sales in southwest Georgia and gleefully accepts donated books from great supporters in the community. To volunteer your assistance or donate books to the program, contact Ms. Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Teresa Mansfield's "READ TO ME" program will give away free pre-loved/pre-owned childrens' books to 964 students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades at Sumter County Primary School Media Center, Friday, September 23 from 8:00 to 12:00 noon.
Unloading books in the parking lot of Cherokee Elementary are, from left, Mansfield's longtime friend, Ms. Jeannette Lamar, Cherokee Elementary Principal, Dr. Wanda Jackson and Ms. Mansfield.