Free Story-thon to be Held on Southeast Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2007 — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will sponsor a Story-Thon Nov. 3 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Rose Theatre.  The theater is located in the Grauel building at the southeast corner of Pacific and Normal on the Southeast campus.

Stories will be read aloud in a continuous sequence by various members of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 260 and students enrolled in UI100 (First Year Seminar).  Most stories are geared for children ages 5-8, but children and adults of all ages are welcome.  Admission is free.

Snacks will be available at modest prices, and guests also will have the opportunity to “Adopt a Book” for a small fee.  These books are distributed to every newborn baby born in Cape Girardeau’s two hospitals, along with literature to help parents understand the importance of promoting literacy by reading to babies and children early and often. 

As an added attraction, Jim Riley, at 2 p.m., will read his newly published children’s book, “The Saving of DogTown:  A Narrative of the Historic Variety.”

Children of all ages are invited to attend any part of the Story-thon as their schedule permits.  Children are asked to please bring an adult, and a comfortable sit-upon.