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Contest to raise money for Books for Babies

January 29, 2009

Students at Washington County elementary schools will be seeking sponsors to pledge funds toward the seventh annual Reading to Make Cents contest which will take place Feb. 1 to 8.

Students raise money for reading books and those raising the most are awarded prizes, donated by local businesses, at each participating school as well as countywide.

All proceeds go toward the Books for Babies program, which provides a reading packet to each infant born at Washington County Hospital.

Each packet contains a children's book and information to parents about the importance of reading to children.

Reading to Make Cents has the double benefit of encouraging reading by elementary school students, while promoting the importance of reading to infants.

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Books for Babies is a volunteer-managed program under the auspices of Washington County Free Library, Washington County Hospital and the Washington County Reading Council.

Potential sponsors for Reading to Make Cents are encouraged to contact an elementary student or local school.

For more information about the program, call Martin or Pam Brubaker at 301 791-5277 or send an e-mail to PamartyE@aol.com.

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