LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Children in the Laurel-Jones County Summer Reading Program continued to learn about the many heroes that live and work among us.
Participants from across the county gathered behind the Laurel-Jones County Library where the Mississippi National Guard was the focus of this week's "Every Hero Has a Story" campaign.
Members of the Mississippi National Guard were there to speak about their service in the military. They also brought with them two inflatable jump houses where the kids took turns jumping and playing on them.
The success of the Summer Reading Program has seen it grow over the past few years.
On Thursday, June 25, they will hold their next to last class with a visit by the "Zoo-Mobile" to the Ellisville Library and then on Tuesday, June 30, they will hold their final class at the Sportsplex in Laurel.
They will have four inflatable jump houses and the children will enjoy the cool waters from the sprinklers of the Splash Pad. Food will be provided which will include hamburgers, hotdogs, smoked chicken and drinks. Parents are reminded though to bring their children's Reading Log as their ticket for entrance to the final celebration.