Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cops ‘n’ Kids annual celebration Saturday

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Nate Jastrzemski njastrzemski@tnonline.com in Local News

The March to the Millionth,”-themed Cops ‘n’ Kids family day Saturday offers fun, food, community, entertainment at the Children’s Literacy Program’s 13th annual “Celebration of Reading . . . and the Arts and Sciences,” at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center at 511 East Third Street from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thanks to its many community partners, for the Celebration offers local families an opportunity to enjoy an all-expense-paid afternoon filled with food, music, crafts, face painting, sports demonstrations – and free books! Performances include singing, dance, and theater groups from area schools at an indoor and outdoor performance venue at NCC’s Fowler Family Southside site.

Cops ‘n’ Kids is an initiative that pairs area youth with new and gently used books generated through book drives and donations from local businesses, schools, individuals, and others in the community who have responded overwhelmingly to the program’s mission of “connecting kids and community through literacy.”

Numerous middle and high school music performances and learning events - from storytelling exercises to karate demonstrations - will be ongoing in the parking lot and throughout the building starting at 11 a.m.

In addition, there will be entertainment provided by school children and young adults from throughout the community – beginning with a parade down the Greenway at 10:30 a.m. All 16 Bethlehem Area School District elementary schools will join the Liberty HS Grenadiers, the Broughal MS Band, and the City of Bethlehem Mounted Police to acknowledge the remarkable accomplishment of distributing more than 960,000 free books thus far. Can a million be far behind?