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All Star Celebrity Guest Readers Scheduled for the Arkansas Dream Big Read!

by Team Sammy

Dream Big Read Arkansas All Star Guest Readers

Arkansas! The Dream Big Read IS ON!

We will be celebrating reading and saving money all week – next week – America Saves Week!  

And thanks to the outstanding work of Economics Arkansas, there will be ALL STAR Celebrity GUEST READERS. Here is the line up:

Monday, February 25: Dr. Kelly Damphousse

Celebrity Guest Reader: Dr. Kelly Damphousse@kdamp
Title: Arkansas State Chancellor
Event Location: Valley View Elementary School | @VV_Blazers   
School District:  Valley View Public Schools

Tuesday, February 26: Craig O’Neill

Celebrity Guest Reader: Craig O’Neill | @THVCraig 
Title: THV 11 News Anchor 
Event Location: David O. Dodd Elementary School
School District:  Little Rock | @lrsd
Superintendent: Michael Poore | @MichaelPoore1

Wednesday, February 27: Tommy Norman

Celebrity Guest Reader: Tommy Norman | @OfficerNorman
Title: Police Officer
Event Location: Crestwood Elementary School   
School District:  North Little Rock | @NLRSD

Thursday, February 28: Chuck Barrett & Chelsea Helms

Celebrity Guest Reader #1: Chuck Barrett | @HogRadioVoice 
Title: Voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks‏
Celebrity Guest Reader #2: Chelsea Helms | @ChelseaHelms1
Title: FOX 24 News, Evening Anchor and Producer Event
Location: Jones Elementary School 
School District: Springdale | @sdaleschools

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Coming in April 
The Wisconsin Dream Big (Read Reading Raises Interest)  Collaboration Partners Wisconsin Bankers Association & Foundation and

Sammy Mission 1
Have one million kids own and read a Sammy's Big Dream Book by the end of 2020!   

About Dream Big Reads
Dream Big Reads are a collaborative strategy to bring financial education resources to communities and raise awareness on the need for early age financial literacy. Dream Big Read campaigns intend to make it just a little bit easier to help kids establish the right money habits and money attitudes while they are young. This will be initially achieved by conducting read alouds, sing-a-longs, having discussions, doing activities, and conducting contests with children between the ages of 4 and 10 starting with either the story book or read and color activity book titled Sammy's Big Dream!

Dream Big Reads are one of the strategies Sammy Rabbit is executing to achieve his Mission 1 goal. 

Our aim is to see Dream Big Reads replicated in every community across the U.S. and beyond. Join us!

Contact Information
Economics Arkansas
Contacts: Kathleen Lawson, Marsha Masters
Email: or

Sammy Rabbit
Contact: Sam X Renick

Garrett Planning Network
Contact: Sheryl Garrett

Arkansas Bankers Association
Contact: Lorrie Trogden