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Rendezvous fundraiser backs effort to provide books for local children

Jul 8, 2016 - From wire reports

A fundraising event during Riverton Rendezvous will support a new partnership aimed at increasing childhood literacy for students in Fremont County School District 25.

The United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have partnered to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to families of newborns in Fremont County.

The library works with the Dollywood Foundation to purchase books and ship them to member families in an effort to better prepare children for kindergarten. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate book for free every month to each enrolled child for the first five years of the child's life.

All newborns

Research shows reading is the most effective way for a child to prepare to enter school, and having books in the home has the potential to inspire parents to read to their children.

In 2015, United Way of Southwest Wyoming received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for $21,000 to enroll all 2016 Fremont County newborns in the library program. United Way of Southwest Wyoming is responsible for paying for the shipping at a cost of $35 per child per year.

The first book a newborn will receive is"The Little Engine that Could."

Library eligibility is based on age and location and nothing else. SageWest Health Care and partners, as well as public health departments, will distribute the registration forms.

Fundraiser

To make the program sustainable locally, the United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have collaborated to organize a fundraiser during Riverton Rendezvous called "Men Who Cook." At 6 p.m. July 9, local celebrity chefs will provide small-portion meals at the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County Fair-grounds. Sixteen teams of businessmen, school and city administrators, and philanthropists will showcase their signature dishes for guests.There also will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, 213 W. Main St.

For more information call 851-1026.A fundraising event during Riverton Rendezvous will support a new partnership aimed at increasing childhood literacy for students in Fremont County School District 25.

The United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have partnered to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to families of newborns in Fremont County.

The library works with the Dollywood Foundation to purchase books and ship them to member families in an effort to better prepare children for kindergarten. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate book for free every month to each enrolled child for the first five years of the child's life.

All newborns

Research shows reading is the most effective way for a child to prepare to enter school, and having books in the home has the potential to inspire parents to read to their children.

In 2015, United Way of Southwest Wyoming received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for $21,000 to enroll all 2016 Fremont County newborns in the library program. United Way of Southwest Wyoming is responsible for paying for the shipping at a cost of $35 per child per year.

The first book a newborn will receive is"The Little Engine that Could."

Library eligibility is based on age and location and nothing else. SageWest Health Care and partners, as well as public health departments, will distribute the registration forms.

Fundraiser

To make the program sustainable locally, the United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have collaborated to organize a fundraiser during Riverton Rendezvous called "Men Who Cook." At 6 p.m. July 9, local celebrity chefs will provide small-portion meals at the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County Fair-grounds. Sixteen teams of businessmen, school and city administrators, and philanthropists will showcase their signature dishes for guests.There also will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, 213 W. Main St.

For more information call 851-1026.A fundraising event during Riverton Rendezvous will support a new partnership aimed at increasing childhood literacy for students in Fremont County School District 25.

The United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have partnered to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to families of newborns in Fremont County.

The library works with the Dollywood Foundation to purchase books and ship them to member families in an effort to better prepare children for kindergarten. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate book for free every month to each enrolled child for the first five years of the child's life.

All newborns

Research shows reading is the most effective way for a child to prepare to enter school, and having books in the home has the potential to inspire parents to read to their children.

In 2015, United Way of Southwest Wyoming received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for $21,000 to enroll all 2016 Fremont County newborns in the library program. United Way of Southwest Wyoming is responsible for paying for the shipping at a cost of $35 per child per year.

The first book a newborn will receive is"The Little Engine that Could."

Library eligibility is based on age and location and nothing else. SageWest Health Care and partners, as well as public health departments, will distribute the registration forms.

Fundraiser

To make the program sustainable locally, the United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have collaborated to organize a fundraiser during Riverton Rendezvous called "Men Who Cook." At 6 p.m. July 9, local celebrity chefs will provide small-portion meals at the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County Fair-grounds. Sixteen teams of businessmen, school and city administrators, and philanthropists will showcase their signature dishes for guests.There also will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, 213 W. Main St.

For more information call 851-1026.A fundraising event during Riverton Rendezvous will support a new partnership aimed at increasing childhood literacy for students in Fremont County School District 25.

The United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have partnered to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to families of newborns in Fremont County.

The library works with the Dollywood Foundation to purchase books and ship them to member families in an effort to better prepare children for kindergarten. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate book for free every month to each enrolled child for the first five years of the child's life.

All newborns

Research shows reading is the most effective way for a child to prepare to enter school, and having books in the home has the potential to inspire parents to read to their children.

In 2015, United Way of Southwest Wyoming received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for $21,000 to enroll all 2016 Fremont County newborns in the library program. United Way of Southwest Wyoming is responsible for paying for the shipping at a cost of $35 per child per year.

The first book a newborn will receive is"The Little Engine that Could."

Library eligibility is based on age and location and nothing else. SageWest Health Care and partners, as well as public health departments, will distribute the registration forms.

Fundraiser

To make the program sustainable locally, the United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Graduation Matters Riverton have collaborated to organize a fundraiser during Riverton Rendezvous called "Men Who Cook." At 6 p.m. July 9, local celebrity chefs will provide small-portion meals at the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County Fair-grounds. Sixteen teams of businessmen, school and city administrators, and philanthropists will showcase their signature dishes for guests.There also will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, 213 W. Main St.

For more information call 851-1026.
 

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