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Early grades reading program impacting lives
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Volunteers Mary Poe (left) and Julie Holmes help student Joshua Kaffka read during their weekly reading session at Hillcrest Elementary School.

For the past several weeks, Hillcrest Elementary School second grader Chelsea Kelly has spent some time on Wednesday afternoons reading with retired librarian Marsha Armond and retired teacher Ellen Breed.

“I like to read,” Chelsea says, holding up a book called “Young Billy Goat,” which she said has been her favorite so far.

When asked why, she answered that the authors David and Pat Sargent had come to the school to speak.

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