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Reading begets reading.

That's the impetus for the Homewood PTA readathon that started Monday, Feb. 7, and continues til Friday, Feb. 18. The project will provide students with incentives to dedicate time to read, and the money they raise will provide the means for District 153 school libraries to purchase more books.

So students can read even more.

Readathon co-organizer Meredith Thetford said last year's readathon raised about $9,000, and the organization hopes to more than double that amount this year.

"The goal is to increase reading, and funding for reading," she said. "It's vitally . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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