11/21/2013 5:09 PM
by Karen Franklin
BRADLEY - Students at one Raleigh County school got the gift of story from special visitors during American Education Week.
As many as 22 business and civic leaders from around the county read to kids at Bradley Elementary School Thursday morning for "Read to Me Day."
Organizers said the annual event is highly anticipated by both guests and young students.
Retired Raleigh County guidance counselor Ruth Baker read a book to Mrs. Baber's second grade class.
"It was fun, and I think it was nice that she came in and read 'The Gingerbread Man' to us," Joshua Boyd told WOAY.
Friend and classmate Hunter Nicolau agreed.
"I liked it very much because it's very good that they came and just read to us even though they have a busy schedule," he said.
"Read to Me Day" organizer Judy Robinson said many of the guests are also Tamarack artisans.