Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading

~ Local Reading Incentive Program & Literacy Fundraiser ~

Sandy’s Summer Splash Into Reading participants raised an average of $13.95 each in the 2022 pilot year. How much will local children raise for literacy in 2023?

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Grand Prize Drawing

Ava B.

Secret of the Starflower Stickers Preview

ALL participants earned a Secret of the Starflower sticker sheet and raised money to support local literacy!

First Place Prize

1st Place Winner: Elsie F.

Second Place Prize

2nd Place Winner: Kelsey J.

Third Place Prize

3rd Place Winner: Megan M.

Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club Reading  to Go Program

In 2022, LOCAL KIDS raised $223.32 for LOCAL LITERACY with the help of Sandy’s FUNDRAISING PARTNERS: Office Enterprises, Inc. and Inspired by Design Interiors.

For every minute participants read, one penny was donated to Reading to Go, a program by the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club.

The Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club Reading to Go program is a group of caring Rotary members who teach early literacy strategies in collaboration with Wausau School District, D.C. Everest School District and Newman Catholic Schools.

Office Enterprises Incorporated
Inspired by Design Interiors

In 2022, sixteen awesome kids raised $223.32
for the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club!
UPDATED 8/1/2022


Reading Chart - Minutes 2022


Janke Book Store
Greater Wausau Children's Museum
Greater Wausau Children's Museum
Clean Slate Coffee House
Sawmill Adventure Park

Would you like to become a FUNDRAISING or PRIZE sponsor in 2023?

15 + 15 =


Sandy's Summer Splash Into Reading on WSAW
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Participants filled out weekly reading logs. For every week of participation, their name was entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING.

The TOP 3 PARTICIPANTS who read the most minutes earned EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZES.


Prizes and sticker sheets are available for pickup at Clean Slate Coffee House.
1027 E Grand Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474

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the Secret of the Starflower enewsletter (below) to know when Sandy’s Summer Splash Into Reading 2023 will begin!

*Must be 6-12 years old to participate

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    What people are saying about Secret of the Starflower

    Wausau Mama

    Wausau Mama Approved!

    “The Secret of the Starflower” is a beautifully illustrated, magical story about the importance of friendship and the power of believing in yourself.

    It’s hard to find chapter books for 8-year-olds that have more than just one illustration per chapter, while also having an engaging plot. “The Secret of the Starflower” fits the bill!

    Sandy faces many challenges in this book and learns some important lessons. I think many young readers will identify with Sandy’s struggles and will be inspired by her honesty, bravery, and kindness.

    I’m hoping there will be future books about Sandy, Scorny, and their adventures in Spectra!

    ~ Wausau Mama