By Gary Lloyd
A Trussville teenager will headline Saturday’s Birmingham Reads and Brookwood Celebrates event
Jackson Capps, 13, will headline the event, which will be on the streetscape outside Colonial Brookwood Village on Lakeshore Drive in Homewood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Capps, an aspiring country music artist, performed in Greeneville, Tenn., last month with country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart.
The event is part of the Birmingham Reads project, which is presented by Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham. The Birmingham Reads project includes a reading day for Birmingham City Schools, a community-wide book drive to collect new and gently used children’s books for at-risk students and a celebration of literacy for the entire community.
Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools are two of 11 schools that participated in the Birmingham Reads Book Drive Challenge, which ended Wednesday. The winner of the challenge will receive $1,000 for their school. The winning school will be announced at 11:30 a.m. during the Birmingham Reads and Brookwood Celebrates event.
Additionally, the school with the most students, parents and friends in attendance at Saturday’s event will win an ice pop party for the entire school. The winner of the ice pop party will be announced at 1:30 p.m.
The Birmingham Reads project is in its fourth year and is a partnership between Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham. For more information, visit www.birminghamreads.com.
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