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Rep. Lilly hosts summer reading contest

• May 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, announced the kickoff of his second annual summer reading challenge for students throughout the community.

The “Rep for a Day” contest is designed to encourage children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Lilly in Lansing for a day with their family.

“Reading is such an important skill that creates life-long benefits,” Lilly said. “I hope children take advantage of this opportunity, and I look forward to inviting the winner and their family to spend a day in Lansing with me.”

The contest is open to any child in first through fifth grades. Participants should complete a Rep. Lilly Summer Reading Contest bookmark for every 10 books they read and drop it off at the participating libraries before Aug. 31.

More than one entry is welcomed. Additional bookmarks with contest rules can be found at RepJimLilly.com. The winners and their families will be invited to “Rep. for a Day” with Lilly in the fall.

Participating libraries include:

• Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake

• Grand Haven Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven

Last year’s contest winner, Sadie James, was invited up to Lansing last fall, where she was treated to lunch, introduced during committee, and sat with Lilly on the House floor.

“I had the honor of meeting Sadie late last year and was pleasantly surprised by her knowledge and understanding at such a young age,” Lilly said. “I hope Sadie’s example will help inspire other children to follow in this passion of reading.”

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