Home of Palm Beach Frances and Jeffrey Fisher It was an elegant evening setting that celebrated readers and reading.
The ”Palm Beach Celebration of Reading” was held on November 15th, recognizing a new literacy collaboration between the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation and Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, chaired by Fisher.
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The evening began with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and hostess greetings before reflecting on the Literacy Day celebrations at the Sculpture Garden.
“Literacy Day is the longest running educational event at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and is now in its 15th year,” Fisher said. “This mission is specifically designed to inspire all students to embrace the impact of becoming lifelong readers. Our organization shares a common interest in improving children’s lives through reading, and this event ignited children’s minds not only to keep them reading for a lifetime, but also to enjoy them. I wish to.”
During a sit-down dinner, guests Anita McBride Author to First Lady and Former Chief of Staff Laura BushMcBride has spoken about her upcoming book First Lady: Making History and Leaving heritage.
A. Robinson of England, President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and a member of the Gardens’ National Advisory Board moderated the presentation, which was attended by more than 75 people.
Proceeds will benefit the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a non-profit foundation founded in 1977 by the late Ann Weaver Norton with a mission to enrich lives with nature, art and history.
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was founded in 1989 by former First Lady Barbara Bush. Its mission is to create a stronger, fairer America where everyone can read, write, and understand “to navigate the world with dignity.” For more information, please visit www.BarbaraBush.org.