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Mortar Board Pinwheel Sale on Prexy's to Support Literacy

September 28, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Mortar Board Cap & Gown chapter is selling pinwheels in Prexy's Pasture Wednesday, Sept. 29, to raise money for First Book. The pinwheels can be purchased for $2 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The philanthropy is part of Mortar Board's project to serve literacy needs across the United States. First Book donates new, age-appropriate books to children in need -- combating one of the largest inhibitors of literacy: Access to books.

Since its founding in 1992, First Book had distributed more than 70 million new books to children of low-income families. First Book reports that more than half of the children who receive books from them report an increased interest in reading. For more information on the First Book organization, visit

Mortar Board is a senior honor society that recognizes college seniors for their scholarship, leadership, and service. To find out more about Mortar Board, visit its Web site at

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