School nets $1,000 for new books in ‘Read with Me!’ program

Students at Greene County Elementary will have new books to read thanks to a donation of $1,000 from “Read with Me!”, a collaboration of KCCI-TV and EMC Insurance.

Along with the check came a dozen or so T-shirts in various sizes to use as incentives or at the school staff’s discretion.

Jeff Less of EMC Insurance presents a check to (from left) Wendy Vander Linden, media specialist Jenny Fisher and media associate Karla Maston as a KCCI cameraman records the event.
Jeff Less of EMC Insurance presents a check to (from left) Wendy Vander Linden, media specialist Jenny Fisher and media associate Karla Maston as a KCCI cameraman records the event. Scott Weber of Unger Insurance was also at the presentation.

KCCI’s Marcus McIntosh and Jeff Less of EMC Insurance visited the school Tuesday morning to make the check presentation. After a boisterous session that included selfies with the television personality, McIntosh read Snowmen at Night to the children.

News anchor Marcus McIntosh reads to students
News anchor Marcus McIntosh reads to students

A segment about the fun event is scheduled to air on KCCI’s 5 pm evening news this Friday, Dec. 9. Visit McIntosh’s Facebook page now to see pictures.

School staff member Wendy Vander Linden, the district’s talented and gifted coordinator, completed the application process for the funding.

According to KCCI’s website, KCCI and EMC insurance have provided more than $70,000 in funding in the “Read with Me!” program.

 

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