schools were closed on March 17, second-graders throughout Mansfield City
Schools had enjoyed the monthly adventures of the Hog Mollies – Duke, Sprout,
Hoppy and Harley.
friends are the stars of a series of books created through Ohio State
University. Each book teaches a life lesson of kindness, sharing, helping each
other and respect.
Stan Jefferson brought the series to Mansfield as a way to stimulate reading
interest among young students, who received their own copies of the books.
District administrators and board of education members had read the books to
second-grade classrooms each month since October.
Grace Williams, Miss Ohio 2019, graciously accepted an invitation by board of
education member Sheryl Weber, to read the final Hog Mollies book to children
to watch as Miss Williams reads “The Hog Mollies and the Zooming Zackle Zoit.”