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Residents to take Leap for Literacy
Icy dive is Feb. 19
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Think it’s cold out?


Just imagine diving into the icy waters of Lake Lanier in a bathing suit this February.


That’s what many will be doing at the inaugural Leap For Literacy event, a Polar Bear Plunge-style fundraiser next month that benefits Dawson County WEE Books.


Those looking to participate can make a contribution as an individual leaper or as a team.


The fundraiser is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at Thompson Creek Park.


The event also offers charitable opportunities for those not ready to take the plunge. Sponsorships are available to support those planning to participate.


WEE Books President Lionel Graves said that “like everyone else, we’re trying to find innovative ways to get money for our organization. We thought we’d give this a try.”


The Leap for Literacy will feature celebrity judges, who will choose the event’s winners.


In addition, judges will make the call in categories like most creative costume, funniest routine and oldest leaper.


Sponsorship fees are as follows: $250 for leaping teams of up to four members; $100 for individuals; $50 for a ramp run; and $10 to tap your toe in the water.


All funds raised go to WEE Books, an independent non-profit literacy program that promotes reading for young children.


For more information about WEE Books or to pre-register teams for Leap for Literacy, call (706) 216-0173.