Wells Fargo is a sponsor of the National Book Festival. One of our Concord stagecoaches will be making a stop at the “Let’s Read America” Pavilion, allowing festival-goers an opportunity to see this moving piece of history up close. People can take a seat and have their picture taken in the coach, and Wells Fargo historians will be on hand to describe a collection of stagecoach-related artifacts on display. Kids and adults can try their hand at trivia and lasso activities that could rope them a stuffed pony.
The stagecoach will also serve as a backdrop for Reading First, Wells Fargo’s storytelling and activity area, which features assorted books from Scholastic. Kids and parents can hear stories and participate in coloring activities. Visitors can build stagecoach coin banks and learn about the Wells Fargo Stagecoach—while sitting on tables and chairs that are replicas of the stout treasure boxes that carried money and valuables aboard the coach.
Our Hands on Banking® progam, which teaches financial literacy in innovative and entertaining ways, will also be presented. Wells Fargo is committed to making a real difference in education by maintaining an active involvement with our public education system, an important institution in our country. We believe financial success begins with a foundation of strong reading and math skills in early education. The support and volunteer efforts of our Foundations focus on improving childhood reading literacy and working to instill an appreciation and understanding of how important these critical skills play in long-term success.
But wait, there’s more! Any and all comers to our activity area will receive free giveaways, including books, coloring books, deputy badge stickers, and stagecoach build-a-banks. Copies of Since 1852, a book on Wells Fargo history, will be given away too.
Don’t miss the National Book Festival!