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$1,000 is given to literacy program

March 03, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Partners in Literacy will receive financial assistance from the County Commissioners to hold the second annual Washington County Reading Day.

The commissioners voted Tuesday to give the library up to $1,000 toward the event's expenses. The commissioners also proclaimed May 1 Washington County Reading Day.

The event will be held at Hagerstown Community College.

Authors, storytellers and entertainers will be invited to help the county celebrate reading, according to a county document.

Partners in Literacy also plans to provide books for children to take home and help provide transportation for those who need it, according to the document.

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