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Festival to Go at Nathaniel Hawthorne School #25: Rochester, NY - Oct. 29, 2013

As part of the Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators outreach program Festival to Go, 6 authors visited the school to do readings and presentations.  Also on hand were volunteers from Altrusa who generously bought books for the school's library.

Pictured:  Debby from Altrusa, author Sally Valentine, librarian Janice Daitz (who, along with principal Deb Lazio and teacher/author Jim Chaize, made this day happen), Karen from Altrusa, and author Niki Barrie).



Author Teresa Jeffery






Debby presents Teresa with Altrusa certificate of appreciation


Author Sally Valentine






6th graders from my presentation


Author (and teacher at School #25) Jim Chaize


Jim and VVV


Author Joe Sottile


Joe acknowledges the October birthday of one of the students.


Authors Niki Barrie and Sally Vallentine


Niki, Joe, Sally


Niki starts her presentation.


Joe autographs his Altrusa-donated books for the school library.


"Not without my hat!"



"...Or this hat."