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September 26, 2021

7/27/2021 11:40:00 AM
Kiwanis, Dodgeville Police Department to distribute books during Farmers Appreciation Day

The Kiwanis Club of Dodgeville and the Dodgeville Police Department will team up to distribute children's books during the Farmers Appreciation Day festivities on Sunday, July 11.
As part of a program called Kiwanis 'n Cops 'n Kids, a Dodgeville Police Department officer will be stationed in the Iowa Courthouse parking lot after the parade, where many of the Farmers Appreciation Day activities will be taking place, to distribute age-appropriate books to kids from preschool through fifth grade. The books have been acquired through a similar Kiwanis-sponsored program in Racine.
Kari Wunderlin, president of the Kiwanis club, said the goal of the program is to get free books into the hands and homes of kids, while also building a connection and trust in the community.
"The project will be promoting children's literacy and community trust in law enforcement at the same time," she said. "It's a good combination."
Jean Long Manteufel, governor of the Kiwanis Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District, spoke about the program to the Dodgeville club recently and prompted local Kiwanis members to initiate the program here.
Two free books will be offered to each child that stops to visit with the police officer. More information about the program is available by visiting
The Kiwanis club will also be selling brats, hot dogs and potato chips in the parking lot to raise money to support youth programs in the community.

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