No politician, "Paddy Boy" is a lovable, huggable candidate hoping to be the U.P.'s next PET IDOL. If elected, his will be the face of Newspapers in Education for Delta County. His experience has prepared him well for this important position. "Paddy Boy's" early working life was spent on an educational farm in Lakeville, Ind., where he was loved by hundreds of visiting school children. After retiring to life as a House Bunny his involvement with children continued as the neighborhood children flocked to see him. The cute toddler next door began learning to speak with the words "Mommy", "Daddy", and "Paddy." Such was "Paddy Boy's" fame that he and the children were interviewed and recorded for a radio broadcast aired one Easter and photos were featured on the station's website.
His work for literacy didn't end there. He volunteered his time and talent for a rabbit themed Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library. Photos of him and the children appeared in the Escanaba Daily Press.
Children's librarian Patt Fittante remarked that "Paddy" was a most popular Story Hour guest and really got the children excited about checking out books!
I think I can speak on "Paddy Boy's" behalf to say that he understands the importance of literacy and of developing the reading habit in children. Newspapers in particular are a vital source for an informed citizenry and he wholeheartedly supports Newspapers in Education.
As a former school librarian and Altrusa's literacy chairman, I endorse this candidate and encourage you to vote early and often in the PET IDOL election. You'll be supporting not only Newspapers in Education but also the Delta Animal Shelter.