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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