October 13, 2008

Media Advisory -- Book in Every Home

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s kickoff to its annual Book in Every Home campaign at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15. The kickoff is at the Carbondale Head Start center, located at 1900 N. Illinois Ave. (U.S. Highway 51 North), just north of the Carbondale Industrial Park. Erika Lowery, wife of SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery, is again chairing this year’s book drive. Youngsters enrolled in the seven Head Start centers in Jackson and Williamson counties are beneficiaries of the effort.

Head Start pupils will be in attendance, and following opening remarks, Mrs. Lowery will read a story to the children. In addition, the Salukis’ Brown or Gray Dawg is expected to appear.