Literacy Marathon


Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - One of First Lady Carol Mead's platforms is literacy, so today a number of representative's spouses helped organize the 2014 Literacy Marathon. The event started on the steps at the capital with a walk around the capital and then moved to the Holiday Inn for lunch. During the luncheon First Lady Carol Mead and representatives from Wyoming Reads and Read Across Wyoming (which is apart of Read Across America) spoke about the importance of teaching our young children how to read.

First Lady Carol Mead said that it's as easy as sitting down to read with your kids every night. "There probably is no greater activity you can do with your children than sitting down and reading a book together. Just spending that time together in close contact and reading and sharing a story and some laughs and whatnot together is possibly one of the greatest things you can do with your young children."

The event also held a silent auction with proceeds going to Wyoming Reads and Read Across Wyoming, then those who attended were given a treat as the First Lady read Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat with some help from the infamous cat as well as his friends Thing 1 and Thing 2.

If you wish to get involved with either organization or donate your time or money you can visit their websites listed above.


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