By CATHY MOUNCE
Register Staff Writer
The Cooke County United Way Youth Council sponsored a book drive and benefit for their Reading Rocket project as part of the “United We Read” project held during the Antique and Classic Car Show at Luttrell McNatt in Gainesville Saturday.
The United Way Youth Council collected new and gently used books for local hospitals and other entities as part of the “United We Read” program.
Local high school students compose the council and were on hand Saturday selling refreshments to benefit the youth group.
According to Muenster High School (MHS) student Caroline Gressett, reading is an important skill and those who grow up without it may end up in trouble. Reading levels are linked to incarceration rates, she said.
“According to statistics, federal penitentiaries use current third grade reading levels to estimate how many more prison beds will be needed in ten years,” Gressett said.
Funds raised at the event which included proceeds from the car club show, refreshment sales and matching funds from Luttrell McNatt in the amount of $1,038.58.
By CATHY MOUNCE
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