This years theme was called Go, Wild Read! It took place from June until August 17th. I am not sure of the exact figures for the children or teens reading program but I know that the family one was over 6000 hours read and over 2000 tickets were submitted. Wow that is alot of hours read.
I think this was the first year that Michael didn’t win a gift certificate in the early drawings. He was a little disappointed but I explained it was the lucky of the draw.
There were quite a few sponsors that donated prizes such as gift certicates to a french bookstore, a book/toy store in the village, the city donated prizes as did the members of our local liberal riding.
Once everyone got a book and since for some strange reason not alot of people showed up (roughly 50 people if that) not sure if it was the heat that kept them home but like I said to Michael their lose our gain. So they told the parents to come and choose a book for the family. I could have picked anyone but I got this one because we borrowed it from the library and Michael loves it. (His review will be up on http://www.booksuponaweeonesshelf.com/ sometime this week)
As with every wrap up there is a party and this year was the best one. Michael loved so much it was fun to see. They got this juggler who I think said his name was Gabby. He was amazing. Really funny and he had the group involved in his act.
He did some juggling with balls started with 3 then worked up to 5. Then he went to the pins as you can see in the photo. Not once did he drop a think.
Of course kids being kids were telling him what to balance on his chin, he used a pin, then the case he used to carry his things in, then it was a stroller and the last one was this:
I have no idea how he did it but hands down to him he was fantastic. Then to wrap it up he juggles with fire.
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