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Milo library finishes up "Safa-read" Program

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 35, August 28, 2002

The Milo Free Library Safa-Read Summer Reading Program held its final party on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Milo Town Hall dining room. There were 59 present for the party including adults and children.

There were 62 children enrolled and 2,819 books were read. Angel Hulsey, a sixth-grader this year, read 1,200 books. The person who read the second greatest number of books was Faith Thomas reading 78 books. The child who listened to the most books was Telos Wallace who had 218 books read to him. The five Safa-Read mascots were won by the following children: Benji the Bengal Tiger, Austin Fogg; Elite Elephant, Kineo Wallace; George Giraffe, Caitlyn Durant; Leo Lion, Randall Hathorne and Zeb Zebra, Alan Yanbul.

Two 12-year-old volunteers, Aleesa Byme and Kyle Gero, helped throughout the summer reading program. They were presented with thank you gifts. Aleesa received a canvas tote bag and Kyle received a t-shirt - each with the library READ logo.

The judges for the poster contest, Mema Dunham, Allen Monroe and Gayle Shirley, announced the following winners: Preschool, Ben Morrill, first prize; Alexis Marino, second prize and Jarod Webb, third prize. Kindergarten: Connor Webb, first prize and Alan Yanbul, second prize. First and second grades: Peter Morse, first prize; Brooke Morrill, second prize and Katelynn Pelletier, third prize.

Refreshments were served after the prizes were given out. Each child in the program also received a reading certificate.

Those who helped at the party or gave food were trustees Helen Carey, Joanne DeWitt, Melanie Hussey, Shirlene Ladd; past library staff Katherine Osgood, substitutes Tracy Morse and Nancy Scroggins, volunteers Aleesa Byrne, Kyle Gero and Walter Macdougall. A very good friend of the library, Joyce Hogan, took care of the kitchen as she has done for many years for the summer reading program party. Staff members Pamela Flanagan and Judith Macdougall were also present.

Each week various members of the community came in to read for story time on Wednesday afternoon. The Milo Free Public Library really appreciated the time and effort given by the community readers. They were Jane Jones, Kathy Dixon-Wallace, Phil Gerow, Nancy Scroggins, Tracy Morse, Neil Hamlin, Karen Durant and Debbie Walker.

Children who participated in the program included: Jerell Arefein, Cora Bailey, Drew Bellatty, Lauryn Bellatty, Joshua Brown, Kendra Chase, Jessica\ Clement, Joshua Clement, Cody Dunham, Allison Durant, Caitlyn Durant, Keith Emery, Austin Fogg, Joyce Foster, Shelby Fowles, Caitlyn Gerrish, Chelsey Gerrish, Harley Gilman, Aaron Goodine, Ashley Goodine, Jenny Goodine, Randall Hathorn, Kendra Herbest, Noah Hill, Angel Hulsey, Elizabeth Mac Intire, Breanne McKinley, Grace Marchant, Alexis Marino, Crystal Mills, Ben Morrill, Brook Merrill Peter Morse, Alyssa Murano, Anthony Murano, Nicole Padilla, Colby Robinson, Logan Robinson, Ashley Stanhope, Josh Stanhope, Katelynn Pelletier, Emily Stubbs, Emma Louise Taylor, Faith Thomas,
Hope Thomas, Luke Thomas, Nathaniel Tucker, Kineo Wallace, Telos Wallace, Connor Webb, Jarod Webb, Alan Yanbul.

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