The community comes out for annual books, covers and family fun

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) — It was a fun and educational day Saturday in Daffin Park as the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System held its Books, Blankets, and Family Fun event.

This is the third year that the school system has invited all district families to the park to enjoy the importance of academics through fun activities.

School mascots, teachers, principals and superintendent Dr. Ann Levett were some of the many in attendance.

Educational stalls lined the street with one main objective: to teach future generations.

School leaders say they have seen these events pay off. They tell the WTOC that the school system has a record high graduation rate of 90.1.

One parent says his favorite part of the event was the celebrity readers who took the time to read to the children, including our very own Camille Syed and Mariah Congedo.

“It’s about academics and doing the things we need to do to make sure our students have quality educational experiences and a bit more about making school fun and meaningful so they stay focused on their task,” said Kurt Hetager, head of public affairs. and Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Administrative Services Officer.

“Reading them on the cover is the best part because they’re so engaged and focused. It’s nice to see them engaged in a book instead of technology like my cell phone,” said Davida Makepeace.

Staff say they are delighted to see thousands of people taking time out of their weekends to go out.

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