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After School Reading Program Offered At Montgomery


Sheila Clark is the director of the after-school reading program at the Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center.
Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress


The Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center is not just about community events and theatre productions, but had the opportunity to move back into the original purpose of the building that is now the only National Historic Register site in the county- Education!   Kindergarten through Third Grade can meet with volunteers on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in learning enrichment sessions.  “We will read to them, and they will read to us,” said Sheila Clark, who is heading the Reading for Success program.

Kim Douglass and Susan Bunch applied for and received a reading program grant, and what better place than the old Montgomery School complex to integrate current learning techniques with a newly renovated building from the past.  “Every dollar, every event, every volunteer hour has gone into bringing Montgomery back into shape,” Bunch said.   Clark’s vision for a reading program became part of the grant application.  Montgomery School had…

For the complete story, see the September 27th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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