Townsend Park holds Reading Festival, announces winners


Townsend Park Elementary School held its Reading Festival on Thursday.

The entire school, led by members of the Robert F. Morehead Middle School band, paraded across the street to the middle school. Each class walked behind reading banners they had designed. Guest student readers from each class visited other classes and read to them.

The big event was the battle of the books. Classroom winners from each grade competed against each other. The winners were: second grade, Jamiyah Gary; third grade, Ashley Hawkins; fourth grade Kiersten Lawson; and fifth grade Kyra McElvy.