Downtown Enterprise was filled with city and county residents on Friday, July 19, to celebrate the start of school sales tax weekend and the end of the city’s new summer reading program.

Enterprise City Schools teamed up with the Enterprise Public Library to encourage local school children to continue reading books during the summer with the “Read Across the Summer” program.

“Our elementary schools have done an amazing job of, over the year, promoting a love of reading, but what we realized was there is a huge opportunity over the summer to expand the great work that our media specialists and teachers are doing,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Cain said.

The summer reading program was held from June 3 to July 17 at the EPL for rising first through seventh graders. There were four reading “levels,” which depended on the number of books read by a child during the summer.

Grand prize winners were announced on July 19 to coincide with the City of Enterprise and the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce’s Back to School Bash for the sales tax holiday on school supplies.

Summer reading prize winners were Olivia Hutka, Ryan Chalker, Levie Cook, Adriana Esparza and Sara McCrea.

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