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Students Get "Fired Up" for Reading

REI Engineering, Inc. (REI) has a strong culture of involvement in our local community. REI is proud to partner with the Town of Maine Volunteer Fire Department and Maine Elementary School for the "Fire Up For Reading Program”. Students are challenged to read books and then enter into a contest. There is one winner in each grade (K-5). The winners get picked up from their homes by the Maine Fire Department in a fire engine truck. They are then brought to the Maine Fire Department where REI cooks them breakfast and gives them a packet of books. They get served breakfast along with the fire fighters, first responders, Town of Maine principal and town board members, then get taken back to school in the fire engine.

REI’s Vice President Tom Radenz will be the cook again this year and states, "Being a good community partner is what we are about at REI. This program is a great way to encourage reading for kids and collaborate with our community.” REI helped by donating food, beverages, cooking and serving breakfast for the students and firefighters.

Event Details:

Town of Maine Fire Department, 6111 N 44th Ave, Wausau, WI

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015

Approximate time: 9:00 a.m.