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John Dwyer and Ross McMcCulloch preparing bags for Born to Read.
John Dwyer and Ross McMcCulloch preparing bags for Born to Read.

RECENTLY the Born to Read Condobolin Committee held their annual Born to Read day on the second Tuesday of September (September 14) at Condobolin RSL auditorium.

Currajong Disability Services Condobolin were instrumental in the preparations with clients assisting in preparing showbags for hundreds of children on the day.

Abby Grimshaw, treasurer of Born to Read Condobolin and Co-ordinator of the Joey reader bags they pack have farmyard puppets and what they do is invaluable.

“Born To Read Condobolin is a non-profit organisation made up of representatives from all Condobolin schools, the Preschool Kindergarten, TAFE, Condobolin Health Service, Lachlan Shire Library, Lachlan Children’s Services, Condobolin Quota Club, and community volunteers,” Abby said.

“The Born to Read Committee relies on sponsorship from many local organisations, as well as community donations, energy and support and fundraising to fund the materials used to promote the message of Born to Read.

“Money raised also funds books and resources. These are given free to all babies in the Lachlan Shire, from birth and then annually for their first four birthdays, through the Joey Reader Club.”

For CDS Condobolin the day was another enjoyable experience and a definite highlight of the local calendar leaving no doubt that the enduring partnership between CDS and Born 2 Read will continue into 2018 and beyond.

* Born to Read would like to acknowledge the support and contribution of Families First and the Schools As Community Centres Project at Condobolin Public School and Lachlan Shire Council.

More info can be obtained from – http://www.borntoreadcondobolin.com/