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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Celebrity readers spin stories Wednesday

  • One of the celebrity readers who volunteered to read to grades kindergarten through fifth Wednesday at West Side Primary School had seen this show from the student's perspective.
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  • One of the celebrity readers who volunteered to read to grades kindergarten through fifth Wednesday at West Side Primary School had seen this show from the student’s perspective.
    Molly Williams, 25, a 2009 graduate of Harrisburg High School, attended East Side Intermediate School and remembers how special the Celebrity Reading Day was to her.
    “There is nothing more powerful than a child’s imagination,” she said before the reading began Wednesday.
    “I have a whole collection of Grimm’s Fairytales at home. They were one of favorite types of stories. I majored in creative writing. Mrs. Dotson was my first and second grade teacher. I got lucky, she was really great.”
    Molly has worked as writer for “Mis Fit” magazine and also for the Food Network television series “Cutthroat Kitchen.” She lived in Los Angeles for a year.
    Other celebrity readers covered the age range of young mother and working professionals to retirees.
    All seemed very enthusiastic and some brought costumes and props. They gathered in the schools media center (library). Each volunteer was greeted by a student who then led the Celebrity Reader back to his or her classroom.
    Volunteers also read to the kids at East Side Wednesday.
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