Reading to Make Cents
Book packets presented to each newborn at Washington County Hospital are entirely funded by the reading accomplishments of Washington County elementary students. The "Books for Babies" program sponsors a "Reading to Make Cents" contest. Students obtain sponsors to make pledges for every book they read during American Education Week, Nov. 15-22.
Elementary students can sign up sponsors from now through Nov. 22. Ask a child you know or call 301-791-5277 for more information. The effort supplies a double benefit by encouraging reading both at the beginning of the babies' learning experience and during later years in the school system. Companies in our area donate prizes for three winners at each participating elementary school as well as four countywide grand prizes. Each participant gets an individual prize.
South High PTA to meet today
The South Hagerstown High School PTA will be holding its November meeting today at 6 p.m. in the media center.