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THE BALTIMORE SUN

A kickoff for the annual "Reading Makes Cents" read-a-thon to support the Baltimore County schools' Even Start family literacy program will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hunt Valley Mall.

Pupils will be obtaining pledges for each book they read between March 2 and March 16 and receiving awards for their efforts. All participants will receive a Papa John's pizza. Depending on the amount they raise, some will get Baltimore Blast or Orioles tickets, and the top fund-raisers will enjoy a pregame celebration with an Orioles player.

Proceeds support Even Start efforts to assist parents in gaining life, job and computer skills; developing school readiness in children; and strengthening attitudes toward reading and writing. Sponsorship information: Tracey L. Myers-Preston, 410-668-3079.

Pub Date: 2/21/99

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