Don't clown around. Put your nose in a good book!  
The Hale County Literacy Council enlisted help from the Hale County Junior Literacy Council (JLC) and the Plainview Rotary Club to label and bag 3,100 books and red noses for the March 2 Read Across America project. HCLC  and its  volunteers will give an age-appropriate book to every pre-K  through 5th grade student in PISD and PCA. 
The $10,000 project was supported by several organizations. Major donors include the Plainview Area Endowment ($2,500), Wal-Mart ($2,500), and the Plainview Rotary Club ($2,700). Pictured front (l to r) Pennington Moore, JLC  President, Tiffany Gattis, Lydia Castillo, HCLC  Director, and Corky Terrell, Plainview Area Endowment; back (l to r) Roy Kiser, Plainview Area Endowment, Charles Starnes,  Rotary, Parker Adamson, JLC  Vice President, Ted Baker, Wal-Mart, and Stan DeMerritt, Rotary Club President.
JLC  members Emily Browning and Mary Hooton show their innovative skills as they work at labeling some of the 3,100 books to be distributed on March 2. 
Thunderbird 5th grade teacher Kathryn Johnson and Rotarian Susie Starnes sort the pre-K  and kindergarten books.