COLUMBIA (WACH) -
Children from all over South Carolina sat on the state Capitol's steps and showed off their reading skills. The kids did it to show the state how important reading is to their education.
Cocky and the Clemson Tiger showed up to cheer the children on as they held signs and rallied about reading.
"Through the read in we have the students here, you can see how engaged they are, how excited they are about reading and letting out community know how much they value reading and literacy as part of their education," said Ida Thompson, one of the event's coordinators.
Counting the grown-ups, organizers said more than 2,000 people, one tiger and one gamecock took part in the read-in.