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Elected Officials visit Boys & Girls Clubs

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Elected Officials visit Boys & Girls Clubs

City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero with Boys & Girls Club Members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – East Tennessee’s elected officials were invited to visit a Boys & Girls Club and read to the Club members as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley‘s Elected Officials Appreciation Week (July 23-27, 2012) and Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam’s READ20 Book Club. The purpose of the READ20 Book Club is to give Tennessee families a fun goal of reading together with their children for 20 minutes every day.

Once the elected officials arrived, they were given a tour of the club by Boys & Girls Clubs members and members of the corporate board. They then watched a brief presentation by a Club member. Finally, they read to Boys & Girls Club members for 20 minutes.

Elected officials who visited a Club include State Representative Bill Dunn, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, State Representative Jimmy Matlock, Knox County Commissioner Larry Smith, Tennessee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, among others.

Knox County Commissioner Larry Smith with Boys & Girls Club members

For more information on the READ20 Book Club, visit http://www.tn.gov/read20. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, visit http://www.bgctnv.org.

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