Year's Final 'Book Walk' Set for November 7


Did you miss the first two “Book Walks” in Cheatham County this year? Don’t worry – you have another opportunity to participate in this fun, outdoor family involvement activity.

The Cheatham County Literacy Council (CCLC), in collaboration with Cheatham County Schools, will bring their latest “Book Walk” to the West Cheatham Elementary walking track on November 7 from 10 am – 12 noon. The featured book will be Turk and Runt, a Thanksgiving comedy.

No one in his family listens to Runt’s warnings about showing off for visitors to Wishbone Farm, not even after people with roasting pans begin choosing the juiciest turkeys, one by one! Big Brother, Turk, is in trouble if Runt can’t convince them he is right!

Cheatham County families will enjoy a walk through a winding pathway, along which pages from the featured book have been posted in sequential order for them to follow. After reading each page, families move to the next station, pausing periodically to answer comprehension questions posed by CCLC volunteers, and West Cheatham teachers. Participants will collect story-related artifacts at each questioning station, and use these items to create a Thanksgiving craft at the end of the walk.

Snacks will be provided, and every child will receive a new book of their choice to take home. There will also be other surprises, so don’t miss this fun event!

Many thanks to Dr. Cathy Beck for her support of literacy in our county, and to Mrs. Amber Raymer, principal at West Cheatham Elementary for allowing us to use the WCES walking track.

This will be the last walk of the year, with additional walks planned for the spring. Watch for coming announcements on social media and through school and county publications.

“The Cheatham County Literacy Council is always looking for more help to spread the love of literacy,” says Tammy Retchless, Chair of CCLC. “Membership is open to parents, teachers, and community members.” For information or to join, please visit

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