Article submitted by Heather Browning - Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port
As part of our literacy work at the Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port, each year we provide a free sausage sizzle for all the local preschool and early school students on book day. 
The local traders along High Street decorate their shop windows as story book themes and many of them dress up in matching costumes. 
The children walk along High Street with their teachers and are read to at various shops and offices.  Most of the town becomes involved.  
It is a lovely day demonstrating the village raising its children and is eagerly looked forward to each year. 
This year we had a significant number of new books that we gave away to each child also.  Left over books were then donated to a couple of schools.