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On Wednesday, June 10th Aleisha Miller, Information and Education Specialist for St. Croix County conducted the first of three summer reading events for children on the new Bookworm Trail at Homestead Park. Local author Jean Clausen was present to read one of her books to the children. The bookworm trail was developed at Homestead Park to promote literacy and wellness. There are currently four different structures built along a ½ mile blacktop walking path in the park. The fifth structure is not yet constructed. Various community members were present that evening at each one of the structures to read books to the children.
At the event on Wednesday, June 10th Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the community members that donated and/or sponsored the structures.
The Hudson Rotary which sponsored the Fairy Tale House; the St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners sponsored the Secret Garden (under construction); the St. Croix Valley Bird Club sponsored the Bird is the Word house; the St. Croix County Home and Community Education Clubs sponsored the Homesteader Log Cabin; Eagle Scout Andrew Sommerfeld sponsored and constructed the Wetland Wisdom deck.
The St. Croix Valley Building Association donated materials and constructed the log cabin.
Homestead Park will be hosting another book reading event on Wednesday, July 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Park admission fees will be waived for those attending the bookworm trail event.