Today there was a ribbon cutting for the new book vending machine at Richard Kane Elementary School, and the school's Students of the Month received tokens to obtain the book of their choice from it.
The machine was funded by a grant from the Walmart Distribution Center, with representatives Jayme Hancock and Misty Dumond on hand as school principal Tammie Krause cut the ribbon. Jolene Bryant and Jamie Beckloff represented the Kane Elementary PTO, which helped fund the books to stock the machine. They flanked Leah Dennis and Julie Eide, the school's family and student support and Title I Reading staff members. The Casey's General Store at Adams & Madison boulevards in Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Chick-fil-A also funded books to stock the machine.
The school appreciates the community partners in providing this fun opportunity for young readers.