• Hundreds to gather in downtown Indianapolis to read around the circle

    June 07, 2012 No comments

    This afternoon 500 people will gather downtown on the circle to try and set a world record. They will be attempting to get the most people to read an entire book through a Reading Relay. Each person will read one sentence of Charlotte’s Web.

    The event is called “Read ’round the Circle” and it is hosted by the United Way of Central Indiana. The purpose of the event is to generate excitement about reading and mentoring.

    The United Way of Central Indiana wants to recruit 5,000 volunteers to help children read this fall. Volunteers who have an hour a week or an hour a month can make a difference in a child’s life simply by reading a book with them.

    According to the United Way, one in four fourth graders does not read at the proper level, but mentors can change that statistic by serving as role models and helping kids read.

    Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea will be among those reading Thursday afternoon starting at 4:30 on the circle.

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