Second in a row: Bashaw Public Library’s Cindy Hunter poses with the 2020 Read for 15 community award as the town had the highest percentage (95) of its residents (830) read at least 15 minutes on Jan. 25. Hunter was exuberant and amazed at the community spirit with people reading at bingo, at school and even some guys at the bar on their phones. Red Deer won the highest number of readers award (11,029). Photo submitted

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Bashaw takes highest percentage award for the second straight year

Second in a row: Bashaw Public Library’s Cindy Hunter poses with the 2020 Read for 15 community award as the town had the highest percentage (95) of its residents (830) read at least 15 minutes on Jan. 25. Hunter was exuberant and amazed at the community spirit with people reading at bingo, at school and even some guys at the bar on their phones. Red Deer won the highest number of readers award (11,029). Photo submitted

By Jordie Dwyer

Bashaw takes highest percentage award for the second straight year

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