Ice Cream for Books a sweet success!
More than 450 children of all ages and families scooped up books at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary's annual “Ice Cream for Books” April 6 at the school. This event encourages families with young children to read and recycle books.
"It was a great turnout and we had awesome help from Preschool, Headstart, K-4 teachers and paras. We also had help from our PTO committee members too," said Carol Tornquist, a WDC elementary teacher who coordinates Ice Cream for Books, which continues to grow in popularity each year.
This free, school-sponsored event features a book swap, book bingo, a free book-a-minute giveaway, and, of course, ice cream treats! The book swap is always a favorite as children donate books and collect tickets to receive a number of new or gently-used books in return.