BookSpring’s Inaugural Storybook Heroes Luncheon Concludes with a Storybook Ending
Rep. Mark Strama, Texas House of Representatives, Keynote Speaker
Judge Amy Clark Meachum 201st Judicial District Civil Court, Travis County; BookSpring Board President
Cliff Collier, General Manager, Howdy Honda; Presenting Sponsor
BookSpring launched its inaugural Storybook Heroes Luncheon at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. With over 200 people in attendance and performance artists from Hill Country Middle School and Zach Theatre portraying classic storybook characters cavorting among the guests, it was an enlightening and entertaining event!
Cliff Collier, General Manager of Presenting Sponsor Howdy Honda, stressed that the future of this country relies on our youth and that a person that cannot read will always be dependent on someone else for their information. Mark Strama talked about the importance of establishing a strong foundation for literacy acquisition during a child’s first 3 years of life, and pointed out that BookSpring is the only organization in Central Texas whose primary mission is to do just that. Amy Clark Meachum explained how children learn to read proficiently and presented an overview of BookSpring’s continuum of literacy programs.
Guests were treated to a video presentation on the early literacy crisis, produced by Bah!Design.
Carl Stuart, an independent investment adviser and host of KLBJ’s Money Talk, emceed the charming event which was capped with a presentation of the Storybook Hero Awards to the Rotary Club of Austin, Austin University Area Rotary Club, and Austin Cosmopolitan Club.
What Can You Do?
Would you like to give every child the opportunity to become literate? Do you believe that no child should grow up without books?
Help give every child the opportunity to become literacy by making the 2014 Storybook Luncheon a huge success!
Your support will allow us to continue providing more than just books to children and families in the Austin regional area. You’ll be delivering hope in the form of storybook dreams for every child in need.
- Become a 2014 Luncheon Sponsor
- Join our Storybook Luncheon Committee
- Become a Table Captain
- Buy an ad in our program book
- Make an online donation or mail a check to help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000 to launch children into a world of reading.
Contact Mindy Gomillion for more information.