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Henderson Police Read to Students During Nevada Reading Week

February 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police officers often must handle tough crowds, but some officers this week will face their toughest audience when they try to capture the attention of elementary school students.

Several Henderson Police officers will participate in Nevada Reading Week by going to Henderson elementary schools and reading books to students. Nevada Reading Week starts today and runs through Friday, March 1.

“We are part of this community and want to reach out to the students and have a positive experience with them,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “We not only want to promote a safe community, but also a community that we all actively participate in making better.”

The theme of this year’s reading week is “Read it! Dream it! Do it!” Nevada Reading Week is a statewide initiative started about 30 years ago to encourage a love of reading by giving children opportunities to read and be read to. Nevada Reading Week is normally held during the last week of February and coincides with the late Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Note to the media: School activities are not open to the public; however, members of the media may schedule coverage by contacting the Clark County School District Communication Office at 702-799-5304.

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