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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Volunteers team up to feed kids' minds, bodies this summer


July 11, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

IRC volunteer Val Moran gets enthusiastic assistance from Paisley Bielskis (left) and Kali Roberts in identifying objects as she begins reading a book to children in Holt Park last Tuesday during Creslane IRC's Summer Reading in the Park program.

Want to help build a better future? Nourish children's minds, bodies and spirits.

This summer, Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaboration (IRC) and Food for Lane County are teaming up to do just that, weekdays in Holt Park. IRC volunteers pull up a chair, spread out a picnic blanket and read to children Tuesdays and Thursdays, in conjunction with Food for Lane County's Summer Lunch Program, which distributes free meals to kids 18 and under weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.

IRC volunteers' dedication extends beyond the school year because "kids that read all year around not only maintain...

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