You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

The Scoop

  • Verbatim: Fort Wayne International Airport travel is up 7.6%
    The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority reports that passenger traffic at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is up 7.6% over 2013. Year-to-date, 422,786 passengers have traveled through the airport, almost 30,000 more than last year.
  • Verbatim: Walk to End Alzheimer's raises more than $176,000
    The largest fundraiser dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research programs. Nearly 1,200 residents from Allen and surrounding counties joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and united in a
  • Verbatim: State responds toll-road management restructuring
    The Indiana Finance Authority today issued a following statement regarding the bankruptcy filing by the ITR Concession Company LLC to restructure its debt obligations to a lender group associated with the 2006 Indiana Toll Road concession and lease
Advertisement

Verbatim: Defiance class conducts book drive

Statement as distributed Thursday by Defiance College:

DEFIANCE, Ohio – In celebration of The National Education Association’s Read Across America on March 1, Defiance College’s early childhood education class is hosting a book drive. The book drive is underway through March 8 for new or gently used children’s literature.

Drop-off locations for the book drive are: Biggby Coffee, Wal-Mart Supermarket, St. John’s United Church of Christ, The State Bank and Trust Company (main office), St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Defiance College’s Defiance Hall, and Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th Street, Toledo.

Donated books will be given to children who attend the “Horton Hears a Story” literacy event to be held Saturday, April 20, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Defiance College Pilgrim Library.

During this literacy event, children and parents will be engaged in reading activities to enhance or improve the reading skills of young children. Dr. Karen McCoy, assistant professor of early childhood, will give a presentation to parents on parental involvement. DC’s teacher candidates will facilitate various educational activities with the children.

The parents will receive a literacy handbook developed by early childhood teacher candidates. The children participating in the literacy event will receive the featured book, Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.

To learn more about this effort or to register your child, contact Dr. Sandra Golden, associate provost of Graduate Studies and Professional Development and associate professor of education, at 419-783-2412 or by email at sgolden@defiance.edu.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.

Send items for The Scoop to jgnews@jg.net.

Advertisement