Reading Is Alive is an exciting outreach program created by Parkway Playhouse in collaboration with Penland School of Crafts, and the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Library System.
Based on the theme, “Build a Better World,” professional actors will perform for children in Yancey, Avery, and Mitchell. This year we will be performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears“, the musical based on the delightful children’s story written by Anthony Drewe.
The musical follows Goldilocks into the forest, where she ventures into a seemingly uninhabited house. In the process of making herself at home, she turns the place into a gigantic mess! Little does she know that the house belongs to a family of three bears… who will not be too pleased to witness her handiwork.
And, as a bonus, children who attend a Reading is ALIVE performance will receive a “Reading is Alive” book, while supplies last! This year we will be handing out How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
After each performance, Penland School of Crafts will be hosting an arts and crafts booth. And, be sure to stop by the Bookmobile for a free Reading is ALIVE t-shirt, while supplies last!
We are happy to once again partner with Penland School of Crafts and AMY Regional Library (and the BOOKMOBILE!) on this outreach project. We are also pleased to have received a grant from Duke Energy Foundation to help us continue to bring these free programs to the children in our counties! Many thanks to all those involved!
About the Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where its customers live and work. The foundation provides more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts. The foundation’s education focus spans kindergarten to career, particularly science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), early childhood literacy and workforce development. It also supports the environment and community impact initiatives, including arts and culture.
Duke Energy employees and retirees actively contribute to their communities as volunteers and leaders at a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Duke Energy is committed to building on its legacy of community service. For more information, visit http://www.duke-energy.com/foundation.
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