School marquees across town are advertising the 20th annual Porterville Celebrates Reading literacy event on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Porterville Veterans Park. Filled with dozens of free literacy activities, this annual event for elementary school children is attended by thousands.
Area schools including Porterville Unified School District, the Burton School District and Rockford will host dozens of booths that promote literacy. Students get a paper stop sign necklace and after each literacy activity is completed, one side is hole punched. Once they successfully get a punch on all eight sides, they can turn in their completed stop sign for a new book.