Mother Myrick's Annual Summer Reading Program is underway!
In 1989, Jacki started Mother Myrick's Summer Reading Program for children K-6th grade. This nationally recognized program rewards children for reading and creating projects. The program continues today and has become an integral part of summer for many area families. Here's how it works. Each year the art students at Burr and Burton Academy, our local high school, compete for a prize to design a game board that is then distributed to elementary schools in Manchester and the surrounding towns and villages. Children use the game board to record books they have read and come in to our store for prizes at each milestone on the board. Over the years thousands of children have participated in this summer long event. Jacki, a former school teacher, started the program because of her concern for the quality of education that children were receiving. "I was able to offer our confections to encourage a love of reading and learning" she said. "The real reward comes back to us when each child tells us about the books they have read as they collect their prizes." "I always encourage other businesses to create similar programs in their own communities and am happy to share the details and experiences of this program."Happy summer everybody. Hope to see you in Vermont.Jacki
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