Contact: Park Ranger Kimberly Rivers, (386) 397-7005
When: September 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096
Cost: FREE to Homeschoolers Who Pre-Register
Local homeschool students are invited to join Hamilton County 4th graders to celebrate literacy!
The 4th Grade Students in Hamilton County, Florida will have the opportunity to participate in Stephen Foster’s Literacy Celebration. Classes will listen to the reading of a true story based on the Florida Cracker lifestyle; Iris Wall, Cracker Cowgirl,written by Carol Matthews and illustrated by Lux Rey. Immediately following the reading, students will be surprised with a chance to meet the book’s subject, Iris Wall, and ask her questions.
Iris’ true story is that of a real cracker cowgirl from South Florida. Iris has lived a life that is not average and not one that many girls during that era lived. She is a part of the “Real Florida” heritage synonymous with endurance, pride, and strength. Iris Wall was named Florida's Woman of the Year in Agriculture in 2006 and inducted into the Florida Cracker Hall of Fame that same year!
To pre-register, please call or email Park Ranger Kim Rivers, (386)397-7005, or Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org .