Media Personality Cyrus Webb Introduces Summer Reading Challenge

Media Personality, Conversations Book Club President and Mississippi native Cyrus Webb is excited to announce that he has partnered with two local Subway Restaurants in his hometown of Brandon, MS to not just encourage reading but reward those who are taking out the time during the summer to enjoy some great books.

Webb, who is also a Top 500 Amazon reviewer, is working with Subway Restaurant store owner Ramesh Gajjar during the months of June, July and August to share the gift of books and give away some great prizes along the way.  “I wanted to encourage Rankin County residents to not just think about summer reading for the kids but take advantage of the gift of books at any age,” says Webb, 40. He reached out to Gajjar and the two agreed on this Summer Reading Challenge.

Beginning June 1st those who stop by Subway Restaurants in Brandon (either at the Crossgates location at 112 Service Dr. or at 220 E Gov. St. Downtown next to Ramey’s) will have the opportunity to fill out the Conversations Summer Reading Challenge card with 10 books that they plan on reading or are reading, along with the author of the book. The cards are then entered into a weekly drawing. Beginning Friday June 10th and continuing each Friday until August 26th, Webb will be giving away prizes that he has gotten through companies on Amazon ranging from toys, watches, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and more. Each location will have it’s own winner, which means there will be two winners each week!

The first week’s drawing (Fri. June 10th) will be for a mini drone (at the Crossgates location)  and a Smart Watch (at the Downtown Brandon location). You do not have to make a purchase to enter the drawing, only complete the Conversations Summer Reading Challenge card and drop off at the participating store.

Webb hopes that this is something that will catch on not just across the state of Mississippi but the country. “Reading is something we can all promote more,” he says. I am glad that I am able to do my part, and I want to work with others who would like to do the same.”

Interested in partnering with Webb to bring the Conversations Summer Reading Challenge to your establishment or organization? Contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.

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