Scholastic donated another five hundred books to First Lady Dianne Bentley for distribution in the state of Alabama. Mrs. Bentley decided to divide these books to schools affected by the tornadoes of April 27, 2011, in an effort to support the continued recovery efforts.
Today was the first day of donation events and she traveled to Plainview Elementary in Rainsville, Alabama. While there she was greeted by the faculty, staff, and students. She had the opportunity to read to some of the top readers at the school as well as meet with individual classrooms. Mrs. Hall's second grade class asked great questions and ended their visit with Alabama's First Lady by each giving her a hug good-bye.
Mrs. Bentley was blessed by everyone she met and was encouraged by all that they had done to recover from the storm disaster. She hopes to return to the school next year to see the completed buildings and show her support to the area.