Reading Is Fundamental at Polk Central 

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rotarian Carol Browning leads a reading session at Polk Central Elementary School. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization and has a goal to prepare and motivate children to read at an early age. The Rotary Club of Tryon adopted RIF as one its service projects, led by committee chairs Bill Jones and Carolyn Jones. Over the past eight years, Rotarians have visited Polk Central Elementary three times each year to conduct reading sessions with students. Following each session the students select a book to keep. RIF is one of several youth programs sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tryon that promote education and leadership. (photo submitted by Bill Hillhouse)