El Dorado thanks literacy foundation for major donation

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Bernadette and Edward Casseb (center) are thanked by El Dorado staff and students.

Students at El Dorado Elementary School are looking forward to cracking open their next favorite book thanks to Bernadette and Edward Casseb of the Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Foundation. The foundation's $5,000 grant will help to bring in new books on the library shelves for the students' reading enjoyment. The Cassebs stopped by the campus on March 6 to announce the major grant.

Bernadette and her husband Edward lost their 12-year-old daughter, Frankie Casseb, to a tragic drowning and started the foundation to honor her life, with the mission to promote her favorite hobby, reading. The Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Foundation aims to donate to elementary schools and middle schools that could use books or anything to help advance their reading.

North East ISD would like to thank the Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Foundation for helping to pack school libraries full of books that will allow students to imagine, discover and learn for years to come.

Posted on 03/10/2017