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Putnam, Greene Ferst Readers to hold fall fundraiser

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Putnam, Greene Ferst Readers to hold fall fundraiser

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Ferst Readers of Greene and Putnam counties, formerly Ferst Foundation for Childhood literacy, will once again sell raffle tickets to raise funds to provide monthly books for children from birth to age 5.

The purchase of a $35 raffle ticket is all a participant needs to “adopt” a child. This will also enter people in a drawing for one of many prizes. The Ferst Readers are calling this “2 Ways 2 Win.”

This year’s prizes include: five drawings for two dining experiences, two shopping sprees or flowers every other month from Z. Grant Design. The restaurants participating are: Cafe 44, Bone Island Grill, The Silver Moon, Filet Steak and Seafood, Georgia Butts BBQ, Richard’s Wine Bar, The Grill and The Iron Fork Cafe. Meanwhile, the shops participating are: Bend the Trend, Madeleine Page Footwear and Apparel, The French Hare, Plantation Olive Oil Company, Paper Soiree, Aurum Jewelers, Cheveux Salon, Il Mio Gioiello Boutique and LAKESIDE Art Gallery.

The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at da Corrado Ristorante located in Greene County.

This year, Ferst Readers hope to support 500 children in Greene and Putnam counties for the upcoming year by raising $17,500. They are asking the public to help reach this goal.

Tickets can be purchased from Cathy Mize at 478-454-7150, Diana O’Keefe at 706-467-3765 or by any other community action team member. Tickets are also available at Bend the Trend and Oconee Cleaners.

For more information, visit www.ferstreaders.org. “Ferst Readers” creating brighter futures for children and communities through the power of books.