On March 18, several members of the West Virginia Farm Bureau from Tucker County made presentations of Book Barns in two area schools. Students in kindergarten through fourth-grade took part in the presentations at Davis/Thomas Elementary and Middle School and also at Tucker Valley Elementary and Middle School. The book barns are full of books relating to agriculture and rural living, along with several books on West Virginia and Tucker County history.
Students were treated to a wonderful presentation by local West Virginia children's book author, Helen Groves Hedrick. Hedrick has written several children's books, such as "Flying Moments," "Baas on the Bus" and "Sis and the Singing Hen" that relate to her early experiences as a youngster growing up in rural West Virginia.
The children enjoyed listening to tales of baby lambs on a bus, riding a cow and other exciting stories of life on the farm. The book barns will be displayed in each school, and children will be permitted to check out books from the collection to read. One of the goals of the Tucker County Farm Bureau is to ensure an active interest in agriculture and rural traditions among our young people. The presentation of the book barns will hopefully help children learn more about where our food comes from and about the natural environment.