The United Way of Aroostook hosted a Summer Reading Celebration at the Aroostook Center Mall in August of 2016. The event drew more than 200 county children and their families to the three-hour festival. Bess the Book Bus was at the event, allowing all children in attendance select a book of their choice. Other special guests were Dr. Erik Johnson of the St. Apollonia Dental Clinic, Wintergreen Arts Center and TAMC’s WOW wagon, and Giving Tree Music of Tampa, FL, which created a drum circle for all to enjoy. Celebration goers enjoyed many games, face-painting, and arts and crafts. The event was in celebration of any summer reading the children did and to get them excited for the start of a new school year.