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New First Lady makes reading a priority

by Dara Kam | December 30th, 2010

Florida’s new first lady Ann Scott is asking inauguration celebrants to bring a new or “gently used” children’s book to the governor’s mansion to promote reading.

Scott will officially become the state’s first lady on Tuesday after her husband Rick is sworn in as Florida’s 45th governor.

Ann Scott and Volunteer USA are conducting the book drive for youth organizations and foster kids in Tallahassee, according to a press release issued by the governor-elect’s inaugural team today.

“Rick and I believe in family, strong values and the power of a good education. We believe in supporting our community and we spend a lot of time volunteering. That’s what we taught our daughters and that’s what we believe is important for the future of Florida,” Ann Scott said in the release.

Donors can drop off the books during the open house at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday.

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8 Responses to “New First Lady makes reading a priority”

  1. it's Important Says:

    If you can read, you can learn ANYTHING!

  2. Scott is a Crook Says:

    BULLSH*T, That’s why Scott is going to gut public Education…
    Who will they give those books to the poor kids who cant afford private education even with a voucher?
    Scott is a snake and no doubt the woman who squirrels away all his plunder is as well.
    Take your books and Shove Em.

  3. ELC Says:

    Speaking of books-Rick looks like the
    character in the Harry Potter books-
    VOLDEMORT. Scott looks much scarier.
    ENOUGH said!!!May be Mrs. Scott should
    encourage kids to read all about her

  4. See ya Says:

    Gosh, it’s a shame the new First Lady doesn’t carry forward Carole Crist’s only initiative of, well, mostly shopping in New York City and showing up for one Easter egg hunt.

  5. SJ Says:

    The new first Lady should be very wary of working with Lisa McFadden at volunteer usa. She is only in it for herself, not for the good of others.

  6. Blackman Says:

    Mrs. Ann Scott says “We believe in supporting our community and we spend a lot of time volunteering.” Really, Ann? Where can we see a record of your service? You nor your husband were ever community activists. It would be hard to hide a billionaire in any type of volunteer activities, but you managed to pull it off. Let’s get real. While I applaud any effort to help kids, don’t lie and say that you have always been involved in this type of activity. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new and rewarding endeavor for Mrs. Scott. BTW, she has not indicated to whom and where the books will be donated.

  7. Styrofoam Sheets Says:

    ;`: I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information “‘”

  8. Taylor Says:

    Florida needs these kind of programs that focus on education children early in the reading and learning process.

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