Appellate Justice Overstreet Reads About Lincoln to Mt. Vernon 3rd Grade Class on Lincoln’s Birthday

Appellate Justice Overstreet Reads About Lincoln to Mt. Vernon 3rd Grade Class on Lincoln’s Birthday

MT. VERNON — Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was February 12th, and to honor the former president, one local classroom got to hear more Lincoln from a judge who presides over a courtroom Lincoln once practiced law in.

Appellate Court Justice David Overstreet read to third graders in Mrs. Baumhoegger’s class at the Osborne Primary Center Wednesday as a part of the “Page It Forward” project sponsored by the Illinois Judges Association.

Overstreet has been a part of the program for many years and says he loves getting in the classroom with the kids.

Each child was also given a copy of the book Overstreet read, “Abe Lincoln’s Hat”.