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First Lady To Hold Book Walk


PIERRE, SD (KELO AM)  – First Lady Linda Daugaard will hold the second annual book walk for children in the backyard of the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. CDT.


“The book walk is an opportunity to encourage children to read and give them the chance to get out and exercise,” said Mrs. Daugaard.


Children in junior kindergarten through the second grade are invited to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult. The walk will take approximately a half hour.


The featured books will be “Snow Day” by Ezra Jack Keates and “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles Shaw. Participants will walk around Capitol Lake and stop at stations along the way to read portions of the first book. “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles Shaw will be posted along the inside driveway of the Governor’s Mansion for the younger children. After children arrive at the last station and finish the book, light refreshments will be provided.


“The book walk should be entertaining for children as well as adults, and I hope those living in Pierre and the surrounding areas will take the opportunity to spend an evening outdoors with us,” said the First Lady.