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Scholastic Book Club + Generous Sponsors = Free Books for Little Vikes

Mrs. Coan and Mrs. Smith, Lakewood Early Childhood Teachers secured FREE Books for kids through the school year! Mrs. Coan launched a personal Facebook campaign seeking donors to fund each student in her class a free book, each month. Due to the generous donations and quick response, within one hour, Mrs. Smith followed suit through her Facebook account. Mrs. Smith received enough sponsors for her class, as well as for Miss Martin’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Keiffer’s class at Lakewood Elementary School. Then, Michael Smith, the Manager of the Ionia Free Fair, paid it forward. He reached out to Mrs. Smith and funded the remaining classes at Lakewood Early Childhood Center. Michael Smith presented $1,000 check in the amount of $1,000 to LECC on Wednesday morning during a school wide assembly. LECC’s Little Vikes will each receive one free book, each month throughout the school year. Thank you to the Ionia Free Fair and all of our generous sponsors for providing books for our little Vikes to read at home with their families.