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Released: 9/8/2008 

DRPA Hosts “ReadStrong” At Commodore Barry Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority is hosting its fall ReadStrong Community outreach program at the Commodore Barry Bridge on September 12th.  It will take place on the New Jersey side of the bridge in Logan Township between 9:30am and 1:30pm. 

ReadStrong is a reading and literacy mentoring program providing elementary school children the opportunity to experience reading and related activities outside the classroom.  The program consists of a group of students taking a field trip that focuses on a specific learning experience.

In addition to U.S. History, this fall’s theme will focus on the man considered to be the father of the  U.S. Navy.  Commodore John Barry day is celebrated in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania on September 13th.

Taking part in the program will be approximately 80 second and third grade students from the Chester Community Charter School in Chester, Pennsylvania, and the Logan Township Elementary School in Logan Township, New Jersey.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “The DRPA is pleased to take part in this event giving students in our region a chance to learn about one of our bridge namesakes and his role in American History.”
The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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