A benefit for literacy will be hosted by the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples, with proceeds going to First Book-Collier County and the Pi Beta Phi Literacy Fund. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Naples Woman’s Club, 570 Park St. Joann Siegrist, professor of puppetry at West Virginia University, will perform with her puppets Rex & Rita Saurus, who performed for First Lady Barbara Bush as part of the ABC “ReadAmerica” series.
First Book gives more than 55,000 new, age-appropriate books to needy children in pre-K through second grade in Collier County; typically, about 6,500 children receive a book a month through the school year.
Florida Weekly – January 7, 2013
(l to r) Donna Eskra, Sallie Williams, Joanne Wyss, Nora Kolmer and Mary Polizzotto