Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Winterville is "Buzzing for Literacy!"
Winterville Elementary has launched a campaign to unite the school, the city, businesses in Winterville, and current and future Winnerbee families through reading and literacy.
The school is taking a recently-received donation of 2,000 books from KPMG Family for Literacy Atlanta and placing the books in participating businesses around town. When families — students and adults — visit those businesses, they will be able to take a book and bookmark from the display shelf. The school also purchased window clings for the businesses to display to show they are participating in the campaign.
"I am excited to partner with the local businesses and larger Winterville community for the sake of unity and our Winnerbee Scholars," said Winterville Elementary principal Dr. Carletha Pearson.
This week, Dr. Pearson and media specialist Katie Bullock made several deliveries to the businesses and establishments that are participating so far: Those include:
Angels in Motion Learning Center, 260 Cherokee Rd.
City Hall, 125 North Church St.
Marigold Market (open Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17), 115 Parkview Rd.
Little City Diner, 135 Cherokee Rd.
Off the Vine Produce, 302 Athens Ln.
Winterville Community Center, 371 North Church St.
Winterville Library, 115 Marigold Ln.
Visit these establishments, support these local businesses, and take a book while you're at it! And don't forget to take a photo and post to social media with these hashtags: #wintervillelementary #wintervilleisbuzzingforliteracy #(business name), and #CCSD.
Have a business in Winterville and interested in becoming a part of the campaign? Email Dr. Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org!