HFD Supports the Pop Star Reading Program

The POP STAR reading program is an educational imitative that has been formed to impact the reading level of children in our service area. We have collaborated with our local Boys and Girls Clubs of Harlingen and San Benito to help select the children for this program. Selected children will receive (8) books a year as well as encouragement from Community leaders that reading is fun.

Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, the book selected was Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan Brenstain.  Gail Thomason from Harlingen Family Dentistry read the book and added a few explanations along with the reading.  She presented the children with oral health care kits and a Willy the Walrus Book.

Hat’s off to Kathy Preddy, Pop Star Resource Development Director for creating such an outstanding program for children.  Harlingen Family Dentistry is please to be a part of this endeavor.

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Gail Thomason About Gail Thomason

Gail is the public relations and community affairs director for Harlingen Family Dentistry and runs our large community dental health awareness program with "Willy the Walrus." Over 50,000 children in the Rio Grande valley have been reached on the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth. To have Willy or Gail come to your event, give Gail a call at 956-428-5322.