A summer of reading will pay off at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 8 when young readers will head to the Washington Town & Country Fair for The Missourian's annual Reader Recognition Night.

We’ve got a big new event planned — a free book for the first 200 families and a reading experience for all!

One lucky reader will walk away with the Grand Prize Reader Reward Basket, filled with Book Buzz books, Fair memorabilia and a season pass to the 2014 Washington Town & Country Fair!

Everyone is invited -- we'll see you at The Fair!