DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - The Diamondhead Lions Club delivered the gift of knowledge to kindergarten students at South Hancock Elementary School on Wednesday.
The Lioneers handed out 50 books to four different kindergarten classrooms and to a group of students with special needs. Each student will take home one book. The others will be kept at school.
In all, the Lions Club supplied more than 300 books to the students, including a coloring book. Club members say it's fun and entertaining reading material.
The goal is to get kids interested in reading at an early age so they will become life-long readers.
"It really makes you feel great that we've done something significant in our community," said Miriam Gray, President of the Diamondhead Lions Club. "To learn to read is just marvelous."
"The Lions Club International has developed a reading action program, and they encouraged each club to find some way to promote reading in their community," said Susan Cram, Co-Chair of the Lions Reading Action Committee.
The Lions have adopted South Hancock Elementary School and plan to continue to promote reading there in a number of ways.