Monday, December 3, 2012

"Read to Me Day" Event Held at Public Library

The social work, equine studies and education programs on Nov. 15 coordinated a “Read to Me Day” event at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg, W.Va. Amy Van Horn, administrative assistant for social work career counseling and placement, developed, planned and coordinated the event which featured Lois Szymanski, author of 22 children’s books on the Chincoteague ponies found in Maryland.

Szymanski prepared a PowerPoint presentation, which provided detailed information on the ponies, their environment and how she develops and writes her stories. Following her presentation, she visited with members of the audience and autographed copies of her books.

Approximately 60 people were in attendance, including over 30 children. Bethany College volunteers from the equine studies and education programs provided the children with coloring books and other information about the ponies. Each child was also treated to a visit with Sea Feather, one of the Chincoteague ponies currently leased to Amy Van Horn and her daughter, Eden Rice. A glimpse of Sea Feather can be had at the Bethany College Paddocks area, where he is currently boarded.

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