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Cooks for Books raises money, encourages kids to read

The way Lorraine Verploegen looks at it, adults have "Men Who Cook for Women who Wine," and children have "Cooks for Books."

Verploegen, executive director of United Way of Hill County, oversaw the operations at Cooks for Books on Saturday.

The first "Cooks for Books" program was held at the Holiday Village Mall Saturday. It raised some money for the United Way program and spread the word about some community programs that encourage young people to read.

Several community groups had their cooks come up with treats for young people to eat. Each group was dressed in attire of the characters of a...


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