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Community leaders read to pre-schoolers

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Junior League of Columbus, accompanied by Theresa Robertson from Congressman Westmoreland's office and Representative John Pezold were at Clubview Elementary School on Friday, reading to one of their of their Pre-K classes.

They are reading to children in cities across the state in celebration of Jumpstart's Read for the Record and Voices for Georgia's Children Pre-K week.

Jumpstart's Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America, by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.

Voices for Georgia's Children is hosting the second annual Pre-K Week, which is a statewide celebration of Georgia's Pre-K program.

In support of Georgia's children, and to celebrate along with these two groups, each Junior League in the state of Georgia will host a literacy focused event during the week of September 29 to October 5.

The President of the Junior League in Columbus explains that this day is so important because in order for  children to be successful, they must know how to read.  They believe that through this program, they are planting an interest in reading in young children, hoping that it will grow.

Their goal is to promote literacy and the importance of reading.

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