Hold the date, for Reading Rainbow in the Park.
I just came back from a meeting for the second Reading Rainbow in the Park, a book fair for kids and K-12, scheduled Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 to 3 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto.
The fair is masterminded by Marlayna Tuiasosopo, a former Stanford rower and cousin of Raiders quarterback Marcus Tuiasosopo; she is an engineer by day and world-shaker, in the Sylvia Brownrigg sense, by night and weekend. She is also planning a similar affair in her homie, Hayward, at Weekes Park, next to the library where, as she tells it, her Momma and she stared down the children’s librarian back in the day who tried to too strictly enforce the 10-book limit on little Mar-mar. Na-uh!!
She also promises, in addition to enlisting the helps of Yours Tuias, PAUSD board prexy Camille Townsend; the mother of the mayor of East Palo Alto Laura Martinez, a former PAUSD PTSA mom; and sundry other East-side weavers, to bring her large extended family of volunteers, Tuiasosopi of varying shapes, sizes, ages and genders, but all with the trademark smile and ability to side-step the onrush and pick a receiver downfield, or go for it him or her self.
I will edita with more contact info for the rest of you volunteers and contributors, but HOLD THAT LINE, I mean STROKE, STROKE, I mean hold the date.
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Marlayna is also kin to Manu Tuiasosopo of the 1984 World Champions San Francisco 49ers whom I saw crush the Dolphins (squish the fish), 38-16 at Stanford Stadium.
One of my goals for the event, as a volunteer and organizer, is to learn to spell “Tuiasosopo”.