FRW donates books as part of literacy project

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Fernley Republican Women donated books and dictionaries to students in Fernley and Silver Springs as part of its participation in the National Federation of Republican Women’s Literacy Month by sponsoring literacy projects. 

FRW fosters literacy in the community and promoting Americanism in the schools through its participation in the projects each September. On Sept. 16, Literacy Chair Peggy Gray delivered dictionaries for distribution to each third grade student at Cottonwood Elementary School. She and her committee members were saddened that they weren’t able to accompany school staff to talk about literacy in all the classrooms and actually see the faces of the children light  up as each receives a personal copy of “The Best Dictionary for Students.” 

The FRW also presented books to the Cottonwood Elementary School library. The books donated were One Flag, One America by Michelle Hirstius and Camillla Can Vote by Mary Morgan Ketchel with Senator Marsha Blackburn. Books were also donated to Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are nonjudgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud. The dogs’ handlers have been educated on how to help readers learn to read.  


A few days earlier, in time for distribution on Constitution Day to their fifth grade students, FRW donated pocket constitutions to both Silver Stage Middle School and Fernley Intermediate School.  

Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.

For more information, contact Anita Trone at or check the FRW website

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