WAW Children’s Book Awards
On Saturday, lots of kids, eight to nine hundred of them, marched from the ESU campus seven blocks to the W.L. White Auditorium for the William Allen White Children’s Book Awards Ceremony.
As always, it was a noisy bunch.
Children from all over the state voted and children from all over the state showed up in Emporia on Saturday. Some – from Western Kansas – had an 8-hour bus trip on Friday and spent the night on the floor at the rec center.
I saw kids from Holcolmb, Deerfield, Wescan, Baldwin, Victoria, Mt. Hope, Lansing and Valley Center – just to name a few towns represented.
Quite a few kids came from Jefferson West in Jefferson County.
And here’s part of the bunch from Wamego.