The fourth annual festival sponsors include DeKalb Habitat for Humanity, Clarkston Library, Refugee Family Literacy Project, Clarkston Community Center, DeKalb County, and over 15 other organizations and groups. The event was funded this year with a grant from Rubbermaid, New American Pathways, and CDF Action.
The Clarkston 4th Annual Tell Me a Story! festival drew more than 250 children and adults to a day long literacy and storytelling event May 21, 2016 at the Clarkston Community Center.
Children enjoyed literacy activities facilitated by the Carlos Museum, the reading of Brown Bear, Brown Bear by families and staff from New American Pathways, and an ABC spoon game developed by Scottdale Early Learning Center! There were a multitude of additional activities from over 10 other community partners.
Not to be missed was the ever famous, Cat in the Hat.
Stories from around the world were featured in the Angora Hall, hosted by Gwen and Laverne from Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia. Also featured was Ms. Glitter, drumming, songs (and more stories!) in many different languages!
The festival was developed by the Clarkston Early Learning Network to promote the power of storytelling and reading at an early age as well as the importance of speaking, talking, and singing to young children in their home language.
The event was the kick off of the DeKalb Summer Reading Partnership, and Dr. Sandra Ford, District Health Director with DeKalb County Board of Health, was on hand to greet and meet participants.
A big THANK YOU to Virginia Reese Photography for capturing this event! Interested in volunteering for next year? Contact CDF Action today!