The Fun Things I Get to Do: Getting Ready for The Reading Connection’s Of Wine & Words

Next weekend is The Reading Connection’s (TRC) Eighth Annual of Wine & Words (Friday, March 9.) For those of you who are not familiar with this organization, let me tell you about it. TRC is an Arlington based organization dedicated to fighting illiteracy in the area. It’s mission is to empower kids through reading. For the last couple of years, I have volunteered as a read aloud volunteer and served on this annual fundraiser’s planning committee.

As a volunteer, you get a chance to read to some amazing kids and watch them grow into confident readers and students. It’s a great way to spend a weeknight evening. Our team has done a lot of fun things. We’ve made s’mores and read books about camping, celebrated Dr. Seuss every year and just had a blast. The kids are a lot of fun and are so excited to see all of us each month.

Serving on the Of Wine & Words committee has also been a treat–not only have I made some really great friends over the last couple of years, I have had the chance to work on some cool projects like this PSA below with this year’s Chef Chair Rob Valencia, Executive Pastry Chef of Lyon Hall. Check it out and get your tickets online at!

Big Thank You to Melissa Bader for her editing skills and helping make this PSA happen!

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