Take Time to Read program in the news

Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 sponsored the second annual "Take Time to Read" program at J.O. Davis Elementary School in Irving, Texas on May 6, 2009.

The purpose of the program is to encourage students to take time to read.

The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital provided bookmarks, pencils, rulers, etc. with "The Magic Clown" Carl E. Jones providing the world of magic to approximately 200 students out of a student body of 700 plus as a reward for meeting all their reading assignments for the school year.

Out of that group, the school staff selected one student to receive a bicycle provided by the Irving Masonic Lodge #1218. The winner for the 2008-'09 school year was Jorge Cacique pictured above with his bicycle and Carl Jones the "Magic Clown".