Kongratulations to the winner of the Easter Contest. This was a random drawing from all comments left here from March 1, 2012 to April 8, 2012.
There were a total of 52 comments which really surprised me for a first contest and no advertising. Much of the success is due to the A to Z Challenge. Today’s letter is K, hence the horrible misspelling of congratulations. If my time allows, a review for the letter K will be up at noon.
Will the winner please send me their information so the prize can be sent. Address, phone, and email. Please use the contact form. Here is a proper . . .
Also–Today is National D.E.A.R. Day, April 12th of each year.
When is National D.E.A.R. Day?
The birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary is the official event date, April 12th. Ramona Quimby, the program’s official spokesperson, is responsible for spreading the word and the love of reading.
Why is National D.E.A.R. Day celebrated on Beverly Cleary’s birthday?
Beverly Cleary receives thousands of letters a year from young readers, many who have participated in D.E.A.R. at school. Their interest in and enthusiasm for this special reading activity inspired Mrs. Cleary to give the same experience to Ramona Quimby, who gets to enjoy D.E.A.R. time with the rest of her class in Ramona Quimby, Age 8.
How can I participate?
Schools, libraries, bookstores and other organizations are being asked to host Drop Everything and Read events on April 12th. You can attend an event in your community or participate right in your own home by reading for 30 minutes!