Scavenger hunt planned for Thursday

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More than 200 students Thursday night will be looking for just the right word literally as they comb through several businesses taking part in the Downtown Literacy Scavenger Hunt.

Students in preschool through sixth grade will be participating in the program, the third and final event of the year put on by the Moffat County School District and Sagebrush Reading Council.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Center of Craig where parents and children will be given lists of downtown businesses participating in the event.

Moffat County Elementary Reading Mentor Janele Husband, who is in charge of organizing the literacy nights, said 22 downtown businesses have volunteered to participate in the scavenger hunt.

Each business will have a note card with a letter written on it hidden somewhere in its store.

A clue will be hung on the door of each store indicating where the note card is hidden.

"All students need to do is show up at the Center of Craig and they can participate," Husband said. "Each card they collect at the different businesses will have a letter written on it and at the end they must sort the letters into a word."

At each business a student will receive literacy tokens, which consist of note pads, erasers, pencils, pens and bookmarks, Husband said.

The event concludes at 7 p.m. at which time students then return to the Center of Craig to unscramble the letters they have collected and receive prizes for their effort.

The event is a fun way for students to learn an important reading skill, Husband said.

"We find this to be a solid part of a balanced reading program," she said. "It should be a fun event for everyone and we appreciate the downtown businesses who volunteered to

participate."

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