After School Assistance Program holds 24-hour read-in

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some local kids are spending their last few days of summer curled up with a good book.

The After School Assistance Program, or ASAP, held their 12th Annual Mrs. Kendall's 24 Hour Read-In.

Kids got to the ASAP's Glenwood center at eight Thursday morning and they won't leave until eight Friday morning.

The kids will spend the time reading and having books read to them by guest readers.

After the 24 hours is up, organizers have another surprise for the kids.

Terri Gainer, the executive director for ASAP said, "When they leave here they will be supplied with all their back-to-school supplies. We've held a school supply drive, the community has been very gracious and helped us collect everything that we need for all 75 kids that we have enrolled."

ASAP also partnered with the Junior League to provide school uniforms.