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Group hopes to put young readers ‘Ferst’

Dozens of people attended a fundraising reception Thursday at The Hardy House to hear a presentation by Betsy Wagenhauser, the national director of Ferst Readers, who discussed “Childhood Literacy: Investing in our Community.” The reception was sponsored by Ferst Readers of Lincoln County, which provides free books to children from birth to age 5. For more information about Ferst Readers of Lincoln County, a non-profit organization, call 601-320-4304.