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You could be spellbinding

Dear Editor:

My thanks to you, Mr. Editor, for advising me on where to place and when to run our recruitment requests for the upcoming training session for new Spellbinders.

Spellbinders, as you know, is an organization of trained volunteer storytellers who use their skills in the public schools of the Roaring Fork Valley to enrich the imagination and literacy skills of our children.

But that really doesn’t tell how extraordinarily gratifying and fun it is to be a Spellbinder!

The best way to find out about that part is to attend three training sessions (three hours each) and then to “shadow” one of the 35 or so active Spellbinders to see how it works.

And the best way to find out more about the upcoming training opportunity and what to expect is to call our founder, local storyteller par excellence Germaine Dietsch, at (970) 923-1230. She’s ready with info and materials.

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Usually, a Spellbinder will begin by being paired up with one classroom in any of the valley schools. Maybe your own child’s or grandchild’s class? The monthly schedule for your in-class time – about 20 minutes a session – is determined by you and the teacher.

The fall training session begins Sept. 6 and space is limited. So please don’t delay in making that call, Mr. Editor, because you too could be a Spellbinder.

Brenda Stern

Basalt

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