The Wilton Education Foundation, with the generous support of Village Market, held the 21st Annual Community Read Aloud Day last Friday, April 21 at Miller-Driscoll School. Dozens of community leaders celebrated a love of reading with Wilton’s littlest learners, joining them in the classroom in a show of support for literacy.
According to event chairs, Maggie Bittner and Jennifer Carvajal, the initiative both enriches the children’s educational experience and helps enhance their appreciation of their town.
Readers were represented by members of Wilton’s business community, town government, volunteer organizations and the community at large. They read age-appropriate books chosen by the school’s media specialists and then engage the students in discussion of the book, as well as about the reader’s role in the Wilton community. Thanks to the generosity and support of Village Market, the book is then donated to the classroom.