Carbon School Board member Melanie Fausett recently played host to Creekview Elementary’s second annual Stay Up and Read event.
Students of the school’s fourth and fifth grades were invited to attend the event from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday evening. To begin the night, the coach and players of the Carbon High baseball team donated their time to read to the students. This turned out to be the highlight of the evening for the students, Fausett explained.
Afterward, the students played dodge ball and red rover with the team until past 9 p.m. School board member Jeff Richens and local pharmacist Hector Fausett also attended and took time to share a favorite story. The duo took time to explained that knowing how to read plays a big role in their professions every day.
The evening ended by involving the students in a service and craft project that provided opportunity for creativity. The students were shown how to sew a heating pad and then made their own. These heating pads will be donated to the hospice patients of Rocky Mountain Homecare.