Ohana100, a private foundation that promotes literacy throughout local communities, is assisting with the 2016 Mount St. Mary's Hospital "Mommy & Baby Expo." The foundation's "GO! READ Project" includes reading to children and giving them free new books, which are theirs to keep.
To date, Ohana100 has provided more than 40,000 new books to children in more than 160 programs. It has donated 500 new books to be distributed at the Baby Expo on Saturday, June 11, at Mount St. Mary's.
In the photo, front row, from left: Ohana group children Bella Zinno, Rachel Gay, Gianna Zinno, Catherine Mattson and Enzo Zinno. In the second row: Maryann Cogdill, Mount St. Mary's director of maternity services; Gina Penque, certified lactation consultant; and Karen Conlon, manager of maternity services.