Sen. McBroom, Rep. Markkanen read to local students in Houghton County

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen read “Johnny Tractor and His Pals” to students at three schools in Houghton County on Friday as part of National Reading Month.

“It is always a great time sharing a love of reading to young people throughout the Upper Peninsula,” said McBroom, R-Vulcan. “As a legislator and a parent, I know how important it is that we foster a love of reading with our children. Establishing that solid foundation is vital to a child’s future success.”

The legislators read to students at South Range Elementary School in South Range, Houghton Elementary School in Houghton, and T.R. Davis Elementary School in Dollar Bay.

“Reading to children can help them generate an interest in learning, develop a creative spirit and build self-confidence,” said Markkanen, R-Hancock. “I want to thank these great students and teachers for allowing us to celebrate March is Reading Month with them and share our enjoyment of reading.”

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Photo caption: Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, and Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, read “Johnny Tractor and His Pals” to students at Houghton Elementary School in Houghton on Friday as part of National Reading Month. The legislators also read to students at South Range Elementary School in South Range and T.R. Davis Elementary School in Dollar Bay.