Royal Palm Beach Village Council members and community leaders participated for the eighth consecutive year in the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition’s Read for the Record program.
More than 1,700 students enthusiastically engaged as community leaders read this year’s book, Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady.
At Royal Palm Beach Elementary School, Principal Tracy Ghettie and her staff facilitated and broadcast the reading by Councilman Jeff Hmara, while Carolyn Hmara shared her homemade rocket cookies with the students.
Other participating community leaders included Mayor Fred Pinto at the Royal Palm Beach branch library, Vice Mayor Selena Samios at H.L. Johnson Elementary School, Councilman Richard Valuntas at Cypress Trails Elementary School and Hildreth Stoddart-Brown at Western Academy.
The event encouraged an interest in books and the critical life skill of reading.