Lynch students take limo ride to Rochester book store
MAYFIELD TWP. — On Tuesday Lynch Elementary School third-grade teacher Tammy Berry accompanied a select few students on a limo ride to a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Rochester Hills. March is Reading Month and the eight students from Lynch were selected for the trip as part of reading month festivities.
There was a drawing in each grade level within Lynch to see which lucky children could participate in the field trip.
The students qualified for the drawing by meeting a specific reading criteria set by grade levels. The kids met their reading challenge goal so then one child was selected from each grade level.
Rochester Limo Service picked up the students from Lynch Elementary on Tuesday morning to set out on their field trip. Then the kids got take-out food from both Woodchips and Buffalo Wild Wings in Lapeer. After stopping for food they continued on their journey to Rochester Hills. Once the group arrived at Barnes & Noble in Rochester they were greeted by David Knapp, the bookstore’s community outreach director.
“Some of these kids may have never seen a book store like this,” said Knapp. “So we want to celebrate that with them.” In addition to the free food, limo ride, gift cards and scavenger hunt, the kids were also able to pick out a “prize” of their choice. Berry mentioned that in order to make this experience possible for the kids donations were made from Lapeer Surgery and Optometry Centers, Bradford & Sons in Lapeer, Rochester Limo, Barnes & Noble in Rochester and both Buffalo Wild Wings and Woodchips in Lapeer.
“We are very grateful to our sponsors,” Berry said, “It took a lot of work to get this together for the kids and we are really happy everything worked out.”