Rep. Windhorst Kicks off Annual Summer Reading Program for 1st – 4th Graders

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is kicking off his annual Summer Reading Program for students that will be in 1st through 4th grade for the 2024-25 school year. This year’s theme is “Get in the Game”. 117th district students that read 8 or more books this summer and complete required registration forms will be offered a free ticket for themselves and a parent/guardian to a Thrillville Thrillbillies baseball game for a special summer readers “Night at the Ballpark” event.

“My summer reading club is a great chance for students to keep reading throughout their summer break, keep their literary skills sharp, and earn a ticket to watch a baseball game with me and their fellow summer readers,” Windhorst said. “I’m thrilled to be joining up with my colleague State Rep. Paul Jacobs to host summer readers and a parent at Mountain Dew Stadium for a Thrillville Thrillbillies game as a reward for the students’ hard work.”

Incoming 1st through 4th grade students reading at least EIGHT books this summer will receive an official Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition and two tickets (one for the reader, one for a parent/guardian) to a Thrillville Thrillbillies baseball game at Mountain Dew Park in Marion in July 2024 for a special “Night at the Ballpark” celebrating summer readers! Details will be forwarded to summer readers and their parents or guardians upon receipt of completed reading forms.

Completed forms should be sent to State Representative Patrick Windhorst – 2 N. Vine Street, Suite 5A, Harrisburg, IL, 62946 or scanned and emailed to An online form is also available for students to fill out at