Gourd project links students to reading

Students at Coesse Elementary School were encouraged to create a pumpkin that looked like a character from their favorite book.The project was done in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Organization’s annual read-a-thon.More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.Pictured, “Fly Guy,” created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from students’ favorite books.