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‘Amazing Reading Race’ today: Today’s race marks culmination of Huron Public Library’s summer reading program

Posted: Monday, Jul 29th, 2013

Mayor Paul Aylward recently drew the names of 65 prize winners taking part in the Huron Public Library Summer Reading Program. The program concludes today with “The Amazing Reading Race” from 9 a.m. to noon at Campbell Park. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

“The Amaz-ing Read-ing Race,” a party to mark the end of the Summer Reading Program, is planned today from 9 a.m. to noon in Campbell Park behind the Huron Public Library.

Teams will be assigned tasks to see who will complete them the quickest and get to the finish line first! Each team must be pre-registered to compete.

More than 1,120 people of all ages participated in the eight-week program, reading a combined total of 319,420 minutes.

Recently, Mayor Paul Aylward had the honor of drawing names for the Summer Reading Program prizes.

Sixty-five prizes were awarded to adults, teens and children

Brooke Hunter was the winner of the grand prize, a Google Chromebook computer.

Division winners were:

• Childrens — Annalise Bishop, Kindle Reader, Benjamin Cardona, MP3 player, and Jerika Kinney, MP3 player.

• Teens — Caleb Schoenfelder, Kindle Reader, Abby Pyle, MP3 Player, and Remmington Walton, MP3 player.

• Adults — Brandie Murphree, Nook Reader, Kelly Smith, MP3 Player, and Laura Blom MP3 Player.

Winners of other prizes were:

• Children’s — Addy Baruth, Alex Erickson, Andreanna Medina, Anna McKinley, Bianca Median, Corbin Fuchs, Daniel Wilson, Davis Osier, Dohra Thein, Dylah Lichty, Ed Ermen Smith, Eh Ler Pwe Paw, Elijah Bishop, Elizabeth De La Cruz, Fatima Reyes, Gonzalo Quispe, Grace Wipf, Ian Bateman, Jacey Wipf, Jackson Eggleston, Jasmin Sanchez, Joslyn Gonzalez, Katelyn Radke, Keegan Loewen, Kenzie Baruth, Kyler Boomsma, Landon Schutt, Luke Eckhardt, Maggie Knippling, Mandie Peterson, Maylin Connerley, Shee Wah, Yen Kyaw and Yeri Ramirez.

• Teens — Brenda Wipf, Carissa Peterson, Clare Troutman, Grace Troutman, Jozie Kalmbach, Jose Tepexpa, Luke Kalmbach, Sawyer Ptak, Scott E. Ptak and William Waldner.

• Adults — Ann Gilbert, Corrine Lovett, Darlene Wollman, Heather Pfitzer, Laura Beck, Liz Costillo, Mandi Rhodes, Marcella Larsen, Melanie Thompson, Rebecca Hyronimus and Vivian Allen.

The Summer Reading Program was sponsored by the Fair City Sertoma Club, Friends of the Huron Public Library, Huron Sertoma Club, McDonalds, Glenda Oakley & Master Gardeners, South Dakota State Fair, Taco Johns and Trussbilt. The program ends today with the Amazing Race in Campbell Park.

For the complete article see the 07-27-2013 issue.

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