Starting the love of literacy

by Jackie Nunnery

Sharing the love of reading at Lancaster Primary School from left are (front row) assistant principal Regina Howard, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church pastor Sandi Shaner and Susan May; (next row) principal Mike Daddario, Sheriff Patrick McCranie, Senior Trooper Elliott Haynie, Cpl. Malcolm Carter, Master Deputy Thomas Dawson and Sgt. Jimmy Smith.

Part of the mission of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church is reaching out to the community and that’s what the members did on February 27 when they delivered starter libraries to 54 four-year-olds in the pre-K program at Lancaster Primary School.

Each child received five free books and members from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police read one of the books to a classroom of students.

Susan May, volunteer coordinator of the literacy program at St. Andrews, spearheaded the project and worked with Lancaster school instructional coordinator Anna Kellum to choose a variety of books that…

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