Black Stallion Project Comes To Payson

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The Payson Horseman's Association has a goal of bringing The Black Stallion Literacy Project to Payson classrooms.

Teachers will have the opportunity to preview and ask questions about the project at a meeting to be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Payson Library. All teachers are invited to attend.

The guest speaker will be Lucian Spataro, Executive Vice President of The Black Stallion Literacy Project.

According to PHA president Gaylen Reipel, the project is a program designed to excite first grade student's imaginations so they will want to read. The project is also designed to increase fourth grade students' enjoyment of reading. The first grade program combines a live horse experience along with reading Walter Farley's books, Little Black, A pony and Little Black Goes to the Circus. The fourth grade program meets national and state teaching standards and includes the reading of The Black Stallion, the movie Black Stallion and a live equi-theater performance by Arabian Nights dinner attraction. For more information call Reipel at 928-474-0346.

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