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Register your child for Path2College 529 plan and save

Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System 

This year, one lucky Summer Reading Program participant will win more than $5,000 to apply toward their future education. They will also help their public library in the bargain, as the Path2College 529 Plan once again partners with Georgia libraries to offer the "Think Big! Save for College!" Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes, administered by the Path2College 529 Plan - Georgia's official 529 plan - will also award $1,529 each to the winner's home library, to the Georgia library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and to the Georgia library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering the sweepstakes. The program is now underway and runs through July 31.

"The path to college truly runs through public libraries," said Dr. Lamar Veatch, Georgia state librarian. "This has been true for 150 years, and it is even more so now with this most successful and rewarding collaborative savings plan. We are most pleased to be able to help our state's young residents plan for their higher education both intellectually and financially."

The Path2College 529 Plan will conduct a random drawing among all sweepstakes entries for the $5,529 Path2College 529 Plan account winner in early August. The winner, along with the winning libraries and winning library system, will be recognized at a press event in early September. The three $1,529 awards will be used for the winners' children's and teen's materials and programming.

"The Path2College 529 Plan is pleased to once again partner with Georgia Public Library Service to offer this annual Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes," said Georgia Deputy Treasurer Mitch Seabaugh, who oversees the plan. "We hope this year's sweepstakes brings more children to their local libraries, where they can learn more about their current interests and explore new ones while also sharpening their reading skills. We also hope it helps parents and grandparents better understand that planning for their loved one's future today increases their chances for higher education tomorrow."

Legal residents of the state of Georgia who are at least 21 years of age and are a parent, grandparent or legal guardian of any child born in 1996 or after may enter the sweepstakes online at www.path2college529.com.

Employees, directors, officers, trustees and agents and their respective immediate household and family members (spouses and children, parents and siblings and their spouses) of the Path2College 529 Plan and employees, directors, officers, trustees and agents and their respective immediate household and family members (spouses and children, parents and siblings and their spouses) of any Georgia public library or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia are not eligible.


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