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'Plant a Seed … Read!' is theme of Sioux Empire United Way event Saturday
By Staff reports

October 17. 2013 9:34AM
Storybooks will come to life Saturday at the Sioux Empire United Way’s 13th annual Reading Festival, “Plant a Seed…Read.” The Festival will feature live storybook readings, free activities and crafts, puppet shows, therapy dogs and other children’s entertainment.

The event is free for all attendees and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall. All children in attendance will receive a free book and parents will receive literacy information.

The event began in 2001, as a way to promote the importance of literacy to children. More than 7,500 books have been provided to children at the event since 2001. More than 1,200 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

The Reading Festival is free for all attendees. To learn more about the event, visit or call United Way at 336-2095.

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