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Families grow into reading


Audrey Schabel, 8, picks out a free book at Grow Into Reading. / Denise Ruttan | The Stayton Mail

Stayton's Friends of the Family organized the annual Grow Into Reading early literacy evening, held this year on April 8 at Foothills Church in Stayton.

A variety of family-friendly activities, many of them hands-on and ranging from bingo to balloon animals to crafts, were designed to get children excited about reading at any age. Children also got to take home free books.

Friends of the Family collaborated with Reading For All, Santiam YMCA, Mom's Club of Stayton, Head Start, Stayton Library Foundation, Stayton Elementary School, Stayton Police Department, All Star Preschool, Foothills Church and Stayton Awanas to make the event a success.

— The Stayton Mail