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Literacy Month celebrated at CGTC learning center
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 10, 2013 | 943 views | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In celebration of literacy month, Jones County Adult Education students read to youngsters in the Headstart program.
In celebration of literacy month, Jones County Adult Education students read to youngsters in the Headstart program.
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Jones County paused to celebrate the importance of literacy last week and its impact to the quality of life everywhere.

Literacy month was celebrated worldwide in September, and the Jones County event was held Sept. 25 in Central Georgia Technical College’s Adult Learning Center in Gray.

Jones County Commission Chairman Preston Hawkins attended the event, which was the first at the new home of CGTC’s Jones County adult learning center on Pulaski Street. The building was constructed by the county decades ago for the Older Americans Council and was recently renovated by CGTC in partnership with Jones County.

Lead instructor Marilyn Norfleet presided over the literacy event, and the first item on the agenda was a proclamation by the Jones County Board of Commissioners and read by Hawkins honoring Sept. 25 as Adult Literacy Day.

Following the proclamation, Norfleet introduced the guest speaker, Jones County Board of Education Chairman Ginger Bailey.

Bailey spoke about the importance of education and the need for adult education programs for those who could not travel the traditional education path. She said she took the path of a GED and then went to college. She was a parapro and then a teacher.

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