Over 1,100 books were presented to students at Amelia, Blanchette, Fehl-Price, Guess, Homer Drive and Jones-Clark Elementary by the Beaumont Association of Retired Teachers (BART).
BART second Vice-President and Project Chair Fannie Brown gathered books by using membership donations, money from fundraising efforts and contributions from local businesses. “Students at each campus were allowed to personally select a book, sign their name in it and make us a promise to read it everyday,” she said.
The Children’s Book Project is a service activity initiated by the local unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association that promote reading by putting books into the hands of children. BART is not only for retired teachers, but for all retired Beaumont ISD employees.