Dorothy McKnight | Daily Press
The Gladstone Reading Buddies Program began on Wednesday, Oct. 2, with volunteers from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The volunteers are working with several first and second-grade classes at the school. First-grade teacher, Peggy Austin, has signed on to have her students involved in the Reading Buddy program for the first time. She shares her enthusiasm about the program with the volunteers before the "Buddies" are paired off.