Livingstone Children's Book Festival entertains, inspires

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Children filled the campus green at Livingstone College recently, playing games and eating hot dogs and popcorn while waiting to select books they could take home from the 2009 Children’s Book Festival.
The festival treated the young readers to books ranging from adventure to the writings of Coretta Scott King.
A community outreach project of Livingstone for several years, the festival is designed to encourage and nurture an interest in books and reading among Rowan County children.
This year’s event began with music by the Livingstone College Marching Blue Bear Band.
The festival featured storyteller Obakunle Akinlana, a rendition of “The Three Little Pigs” by the Theatre Arts Department, and Scattered the Clown, who entertained with bubbles and balloon animals.
The college and festival committee recognized the participation of student organizations, faculty, staff and volunteers and thanked those who gave to support the event.
Sponsors were: BI-LO of Kannapolis, Cheerwine Bottling Co., Cornerstone Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Salisbury Alumnae Chapter), F&M Bank, Food Lion, Sadler Sadler and Dr. Judy Scales-Trent.