Last month News10 My Neighborhood gave a shout out to our communities and ask you to send us a picture of a child reading to a pet. The pictures were then put into our photo gallery article and the names were submitted into our random drawing, where the winner was to receive a prize.
This contest was part of News10's Reading Connects campaign, which is our effort at improving the literacy rate in our area.
Research has shown that children's reading skills improve when they read to their pets, hence the inspiration for this contest.
The winner of our "Kids Reading to Pets" sweepstakes contest random drawing was Jill, who submitted a picture of her son, Devin, reading to his dog, Jake.
Devin was around a year old when the