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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 11, 2016) – For the ninth consecutive year, Bennett’s Fresh Roast is encouraging Southwest Florida children to read while out of school for the summer.

“Learning doesn’t stop when summer begins,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger. “Reading is a great summer activity because it takes kids on different adventures and opens up their imaginations.”

Beginning Monday, June 14 through Tuesday, August 9, Bennett’s will offer school-aged children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, a complimentary fresh donut each time they read a book at either Bennett’s downtown Fort Myers or Sanibel Island location. Children may receive one free donut per day when they read a book and are accompanied by a parent until 3 p.m. at the Fort Myers location and until 4 p.m. at the Sanibel location while daily supplies last. A selection of books appropriate for children are available for reading on site.

“We’ve had such great response from all the kids and families who have participated in our summer reading throughout the past eight years,” added Grissinger. “We anxiously await summer to begin to bring this program back each year. If we can have a small part in helping parents encourage their kids to read, we’re happy to do it. Our comfortable seating areas are the perfect spot for kids to curl up with a good book, and when the summer weather cooperates, our outside patio areas are very relaxing, too. We love to hear children’s laughter in our shops.”

Bennett’s Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch donuts made daily and being the only Fort Myers donut shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans, resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around.

In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch donuts, Bennett’s also offers fresh desserts from Grissinger’s own recipe book including praline bread pudding and lemon bars, giving area residents an alternative for afternoon treats. It also features packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout at its downtown location, while the Strata is available every day on Sanibel. The Sanibel shop also offers a pancake dish for breakfast. Tea lovers may choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings, including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog,’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bennett’s Sanibel location also offers Artisan Gelato by Norman Love daily beginning at 11 a.m. until closing.

Bennett’s downtown Fort Myers shop is located at 2011 Bayside Parkway and is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its Sanibel shop is located at 1020 Periwinkle Way and is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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