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Community leaders stress importance of reading to elementary students

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

Phenix City leaders offered encouragement to students in the classroom on Tuesday as part of the first "Leaders are Readers" at Meadowlane Elementary School. 

The program shows kids how important reading is and how it's the only way to become a leader. 

Teacher Bryon Townsend spoke with us about why it is so important for parents to read to their children. 

"We have professional development programs for our parents and students to instill in them how important reading is every day," Townsend said.      

The leaders also got the chance to read their favorite books to different classes. 

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