Prairie View Elementary School held a “Dinner and a Book” event last month, with several “guest readers” sharing stories with kids. Attendees left with dinner and a book for every child in attendance. Some of this year’s readers included chiropractor Chris Hammes, veterinarian Amanda Szal, Oregon Police Officer Alex Koratko and University of Wisconsin scientist Hasan Khatib.

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