Read, Eagles Read
● By Richard Gaw
Six-year-old Brian Lightner of Avondale and his nine-year-old brother Kevin were among the 60 area children who participated in the "Books Build Character" event at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 9, that featured appearances by two Eagle players, Jon Dorenbos and Brandon Bair. The players dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 while reading to the children. The event launched the Santander Holiday Book Drive, presented by Santander Bank and the Eagles Youth Partnership, to benefit high-need public schools in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Through Dec. 11, individuals and families can donate books at any of the 60 participating Santander Bank locations in the area appropriate for kids ages three to 12 in support of the book drive.