The Renick Freedom Celebration was held at Renick Park on Saturday, June 26. Members of the Frankford Elementary Energy Express site were on hand early to help set up tents, tables, and more for the event. The members walked the parade route and distributed American flags for the onlookers to wave. Site members, Karla Workman, Caitlynne Price, Lauren Quick, Hallie Grim, and Jessica Kellison, as well as volunteers from the site, Hannah Workman, Haley Workman, Alanna Johnson, and Madeline Johnson, also worked with children in an arts and crafts area. Children were able to paint pottery and create sand art items they could take home to display.
Energy Express is a six-week summer reading and nutrition program through West Virginia University Extension Service. Children enrolled in the program receive free lunch and breakfast every day. They also participate in a read-aloud with a graphic organizer activity as well as writing, art, and vocabulary activities daily. Each child also receives one-on-one reading with Energy Express team members or volunteers from the community.
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