THOMASVILLE -- Officials with the Oregon County Public Library said the summer reading reading program at the Thomasville Library was a success.
The state summer reading program theme was "Discover New Trails: READ" After hearing a story at each day's gathering, the participants took an active part in the days program.
The first day: The students all listened to Bubba the Cowboy Prince by Helen Ketteman. The Eleven Point 4-H Club conducted relay races for the children after which each received a bag of trail mix for the journey into discover land.
The second day Valerie Kuczek read Matthew the Cowboy by Ruth Hooker. This book told about a day in the life of the cowboy. After a hard day's work, the participants enjoyed a wagon wheel pizza which each made for him or herself.
The third gathering was special as the children were able to see and experience a stagecoach. Rick Hamby brought the stagecoach and the children enjoyed getting into and on top of it. Hamby then told about the days of yesteryear and read a story he had written. This day ended with hotdogs, chips and soda for all present.
The final day was a study of Lewis and Clark. Brenda Bell told of the adventure these explorers had on their trip and what types of food they might have eaten on that long journey. Bell had various foods to sample.
Library officials said the program was a great success because of the people who helped. The library staff said they would like to thank the following: Eleven Point 4-H Horse Club and their leaders; Valerie Kuczek, Rick Hamby, Brenda Bell, Evelyn Lane, Rick Scarlet, Pepsi for donating sodas and Tom's for donating chips and sodas.