Plant A Seed Read Fundraiser Taking Place Thursday

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Plant A Seed…Read! will be holding their 5th Annual Cash Raffle and Game Night Fundraiser this Thursday from 5-8 PM at Parker’s BBQ in Havre.

This event will feature over $4,000 in cash prizes, a star quilt raffle, a Chinese auction, a silent auction, a live auction and food and drinks.

Executive Program Director Lorraine Verploegen says funds raised at this event will help them accomplish their mission of getting books into the hands of young children.

“This is for children from birth to age 5. Between 80 to 95 percent of the brain develops during those first five years. And you have to have stimuli to do that. Reading aloud to the children, even from birth, starts that first most important role, which is bonding. And even if they can’t understand the words, they are understanding your tone of voice, whether you laugh. They start recognizing voices. And then continuing reading aloud to children, you’re building their vocabulary, you’re enhancing their speech, their sentence structure, their understanding that books are for enjoyment and comprehension.”

A few tickets for the cash prizes remain available and can be obtained by calling Verploegen at 406-262-3082.

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