Nevada County Reads and Writes hosts community event |

Nevada County Reads and Writes hosts community event

Baylee Cassel, Kaylan Griffis and June Williams model during the Haute Trash fasion show last Wednesday at the Foothills Event Center. The fashion show was part of a community event for Nevada County Reads and Writes.
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Community members gathered last Wednesday for a book discussion, fashion show and nonprofit showcase at an event for Nevada County Reads and Writes, a program that encourages county residents to read a particular book and participate in related events.

Wednesday’s event at the Foothills Event Center provided attendees an opportunity to discuss the novel “Trash” by Andy Mulligan, the book chosen for this year’s program. The young adult fiction book explores social justice themes through the story of three young boys who find something unusual at a local dumpsite.

Representatives from area nonprofit organizations were on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities within their organizations; the evening also featured a fashion show by Haute Trash, a group that creates custom, hand-made fashion out of trash.

Nevada County Reads and Writes, sponsored by the Nevada County Libraries and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, was started in 2005. The program features two writing contests — one for high school students and one for other community members — on a particular topic related to the book. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony on the Off Center Stage at Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts on Feb. 26.

To contact Staff Writer Emily Lavin, email or call 530-477-4230.

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