We talked about cycling, flat tires, and books with Jack Johnson before his Nashville show at Ascend Amphitheater. Jack's a really genuine guy, who was doing a solid in matching donations up to $2,500 for Ride for Reading during June's Big Payback.
We had a great time meeting, greeting, and sorting with a wonderful group of folks at Ride for Reading's March sort party. We’re always happy to partner with such positive organizations that are doing their part to make an impact in our communities.
It was a gorgeous Nashville day for Ride for Reading's March book delivery. A convoy of bicycles with trailers and backpacks filled with books pedaled nearly six miles from Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House to Carter-Lawrence Elementary and back.
Over 30 cyclists made the nearly five-mile round trip, delivering books on bicycles from the Commodore Yacht Club to Gower Elementary School. Throngs of screaming students awaited the riders as they rolled up the driveway with books literally in tow.
We saw some pretty big smiles spending time with Book'em at the Metro Nashville Police Department's G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education And Training) summer camp at Creswell Middle Prep School Of The Arts in the Bordeaux community of Nashville.
What a wonderful feeling it was to pedal into the parking lot of Glengarry Elementary School to the cheers and high fives from the students, teachers and administrators during Sept. 16's Ride for Reading bicycle book delivery. We are truly honored to donate books to this organization and grateful to take part in the awesome rides.
Mostly Tomatos again sponsored and partnered with the United Way of Greater Atlanta in conjunction with the Early Literacy Celebration by donating 1,500 Pre-K books, which put two-three brand new books in the hands of 450 children to increase their learning at home. Mostly Tomatos also provided 20-25 new books to the 20 Pre-K classes to help them increase enrichment in their classrooms.