Read-On Express rolls into the Old Train Depot in Globe

Recently, Gila County Supervisor Tim Humphrey presented $500 to the 2018 Read-On Express Committee for the event taking place on Dec. 8. Photo provided.

The 2018 Globe-Miami Christmas Read-On Express is scheduled to roll into town on Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Old Train Depot in Globe.

Last year, more than 1,452 family members experienced the Third Annual Globe-Miami Christmas Read-On Express and we expect even more kids this year.

Each child will receive many surprises such as an ornament, play a holiday games, Mrs. Claus will read a book to them, they can write a letter to Santa, meet elves, visit Frozen town, receive a candy cane, take pictures with Santa, pick out a new book and make a bookmark, ride the Christmas Express bus and receive a cup of hot cocoa and a Christmas cookies.

The Read-On Express will transform the train station into Santa’s workshop so local children can experience going to the North Pole via the magic of a lot of volunteers and sponsors for even more fun and surprises. Each child will receive a free ticket for the Read-On Express at their school or tickets may be obtained at many local businesses starting, Dec. 1 (no ticket is needed for entry). 

The Globe-Miami Christmas Read-On Express is devoted to children’s literacy for the Globe, Miami and San Carlos area children. Read-On Express is dedicated to bringing the love of reading to all children and to their families. Read-On Globe/Miami is a non-profit collaboration, comprising representatives from more than 40 local organizations, government agencies, civic groups, and businesses, promoting childhood literacy.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sharon Listiak at 928-402-4334 or by email at [email protected]


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