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United Way of Midland hosts 'Power of the Purse' event

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

United Way of Midland held their "Power of the Purse" event on Wednesday.

Different purses were raffled off to raise money.

It was a fundraiser for Midland I.S.D.'s early childhood reading programs at Milam and Dezavala Elementary Schools.

The money raised will assist in providing books, supplies and reading liaison to Pre-K and kindergarten students.

They even had a special guest speaker, who knows a thing or two about reading.

"Wonderful. it makes me feel terrific to spread the word I started spreading on Sesame Street over 44 years ago. The beginnings of that show was teaching cognitive skills, reading and writing and we were surprised about how quickly children picked up the information," said Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street.

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