Tropical Storm Lee formed in the waters off Louisiana on Friday, threatening a drenching along much of the Gulf Coast over the Labor Day weekend with up to 20 inches of rain in some spots. It appears that damages will be limited to flooding in low lying areas of Harrison and Hancock counties, but it also appears that Jackson county is also getting its share of rain and wind. Our CERT team has activated the call tree and is ready for shelters, if necessary.
An excellent resource for individuals and families to assist in disaster preparedness can be found at this site: http://goodnready.gethandson.com/.
Hands On Mississippi Promotes Early Literacy Skills for Children of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Gulfport, MS Saturday, April 16, 2011- With great anticipation Hands On Mississippi presents the first annual “Hands On Reading Party.” This annual event promotes a love of reading and engages the entire family in a fun afternoon of story-related art projects, literature readings, and a free copy of the book to take home and share.
Hands On has partnered with several businesses including Baria Law Firm, Ocean Springs Lumber, Sliver Slipper Casino, and Christ Episcopal Church, and with several community leaders to purchase over 100 copies of the featured book Click, Clack, Moo Cows Who Can Type to be given FREE to attendees at the Reading Parties.
Please join us 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 16th at Barnes and Nobles in Gulfport, MS. Our guest reader is Megan Gray, GMM Anchor with WLOX. Come early to participate in our MOO-tastic art project and receive your FREE copy of the book.
Click, Clack, Moo is a 2001 Caldecott award winner. This book, already considered a classic children's tale, starts from the point of view of role reversals. Children take objects or animals and make them be like humans. The typing cows on a farm lead readers through an entertaining and educational journey.
For more information please contact:
Holly J Gibbs
AmeriCorps Program Manager
Updated on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:44AM by Hands on Mississippi
For The National “Week of the Young Child” Hands On Mississippi is coordinating Reading Parties at several Child Care Centers and Libraries along the Gulf Coast the week of April 10th through the 16th. These parties will allow each child to hear the story and leave with a free copy to take home. We need your support in making these party a success! You can help by donating the cost of one reading party. Your generous donation of $350.00 will include the cost of 50 books at $7.00 a piece and a healthy snack during the party. The book of choice is Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by: Doreen Cronin. This book is a 2001 Caldecott Award Winner and is fun to read. This is a great price to invest in the future of the children along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you are able to donate or want to host a party, please contact our office at 228.354.9006 or 228.697.3714 www.handsonmississippi.org