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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

United Way seeks to replicate Creslane's success

IRC celebrates six years of making reading 'fun'damental


June 13, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

Creslane IRC volunteers gathered for their end-of-year celebration June 5. From left, back row: Sue Baurer, Rebecca Salgado, Wanda Mae Brooks, Zody Donovan, Candi Riddle, Pam Spencer, Connie Runyon, Larry Badten, co-team leader Sue Bowers, Jayson Southmayd (with his service dog, Belle), Carolyn Beardsley, Ken Parramore, Verlean McCoy, Joanne Walker, co-team leader Eric Cullander; second row: Carolyn Hennen, Sherry Smith, Carol Faller, Judi Meador, Mary Keep, Val Moran, Paul Randall, Sandi Kenady, Verna Dey, Elaine McCoy; third row: Roger Scovil, Donna Samson and co-team leader Laurie Swanson Gribskov; front: Susan Bennett and Doug Allison.

Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaborative (IRC) program received "gold star" accolades from volunteers, teachers and school administrators during its end-of-year celebration, held June 5 in the school library.

Praised for its volunteers' dedication, teamwork and success at boosting children's reading skills, IRC concluded its sixth year at Creslane, where 35 volunteers serve about 400 K-3 students in 16 classrooms.

"United Way is so impressed with our work that they are working to replicate the Creslane IRC reading program in three other districts via a grant they received," said I...

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