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Oklahoma Messages Project connects parents, children through literacy

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Children from across the metro were treated to a day of fun, all thanks to the Oklahoma Messages Project.

It's a program that records parents in prison reading books for their children. Organizers say it helps to keep family bonds strong and promote literacy.

"Through no fault of their own, they have a really hard deck of cards they have been dealt. So every year in the summer we just do a big shindig," Cheri Full, with the Oklahoma Messages Project, said.

This is the third year for the Outdoor Adventure Day Camp, which was held at Shiloh Camp.

The event is put on by volunteers and there were plenty of fun activities for the children. They were treated to everything from ziplines to a pampering station, and even got to hang out with a few superheroes.

Since 2011, the Messages Project has recorded messages and sent them to more than 3,400 children.