The Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) Reading Celebration is Friday, April 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The event is being coordinated by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, First Friday business participants and the local elementary schools and PTAs. PARP is a program designed to encourage parents, family members and friends to read to children. Families have the opportunity to enjoy “mystery readers” and reading-related activities at participating businesses. If you are interested in being a reader or hosting a reader please contact the First Friday Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.