Interact Club gets books into hands of younger readers

Brody Stratton and Josie Foltz stand with a pushcart full of kids’ books in the hallway of Hancock High School. The books were part of the Hancock Interact Club’s literacy service project of giving books to the youth. picture courtesy Amanda Norris

The Hancock Interact Club recently collected gently used books for their literacy service project.

The group understands the importance of getting books into the hands of the youth, and them having the ability to own their own books instead of always borrowing them from a library.

The goal was to give each student at least three books and have a few other goodies in their bags.

Advisor Amanda Norris said the project would not have been possible without the help from United Way, Stacy Abeles, Hancock Rotary, Debbie Cohill, Autumn Williamson, Renai Foltz, The Judy Center, Ann Shilling, Hagerstown Goodwill, Book-savers, Needmore Fire Company, Southern Fulton Interact Club, and many others.