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Annual “Leap for Literacy” event scheduled for March
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Ken Goines and the Dawson County Middle School Interact Club leap into Lake Lanier at the annual Leap for Literacy benefit for WEE Books Feb. 24, 2018. - photo by Jessica Taylor

After two years of being unable to happen, the annual “Leap for Literacy” event is officially back on for this March, according to an announcement by the local Dawson County Wee Books program. 

Leap for Literacy gives local individuals and groups to show their support for childhood literacy and to leap into Lake Lanier to compete for the best costume and best performance. This year’s event will take place on Saturday March 26 at 10:30 a.m at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier. 

The fundraiser benefits Dawson County Wee Books, a non-profit program that seeks to instill the love of reading in children by sending free books each month to participating local children aged 0-5 years. The funds raised by the event will help support the goal to send age-appropriate books to hundreds of children in the community. 

Leap for Literacy participants will get the chance to jump into the chilly Lake Lanier water, either as part of a team or individually. Those not quite up to fully jumping into the lake can participate as a “ramp runner” to just get their legs wet or as a “toe tapper” to just stick their toes in the water.

Celebrity judges will choose winners based on costumes and performances. 

Those interested can also sponsor a leaper to get wet. Sponsorship levels are $250 for each leaping team of up to four members, $100 for each individual leaper, $50 for each individual ramp runner and $10 for each individual toe tapper. 

For more information or to pre-register teams, call 770-561-3593.