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Leap for Literacy set for Saturday
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If you have an urge to dress in naught but a frivolous costume and jump into stupidly chilly water to show support for childhood literacy, now is your opportunity.

Jumping into Lake Lanier in the middle of February after such a cold, wet winter may be the last thing on anyone’s mind, but it’s part of an annual tradition in Dawson County.

The Dawson County WEE Books program is hosting its yearly Leap for Literacy event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, and the event is sure to make a splash.

WEE Books is a program that puts age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children. The organization currently serves over 800 children in Dawson County, who receive a book in the mail each month for free.

The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the purchase of books for children.

Sponsors pay for leapers, who can be individuals or teams, to dress in costume and put on a show as they walk down the dock at War Hill Park to jump off the edge.

Participants also have the option to be a “ramp runner” and get just their legs wet, or be “toe tappers” who walk down the boat ramps to stick a pinky toe in the frigid water.

Celebrity judges choose winners based on costumes and performance.

For more information or to pre-register a team, contact (706) 216-7955 or email info@dawsonweebooks.org

The Dawson County WEE Books program is hosting its yearly Leap for Literacy event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, and the event is sure to make a splash.

WEE Books is a program that puts age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children. The organization currently serves over 800 children in Dawson County, who receive a book in the mail each month for free.

The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the purchase of books for children.

Sponsors pay for leapers, who can be individuals or teams, to dress in costume and put on a show as they walk down the dock at War Hill Park to jump off the edge.

Participants also have the option to be a “ramp runner” and get just their legs wet, or be “toe tappers” who walk down the boat ramps to stick a pinky toe in the frigid water.

Celebrity judges choose winners based on costumes and performance.

For more information or to pre-register a team, contact (706) 216-7955 or email info@dawsonweebooks.org

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