Pickens Ferst Readers Week Proclaimed
3/22/2019 ~ by Sue Appleton | Ferst Readers of Pickens County
Each year the first week of Spring is declared PICKENS FERST READERS WEEK with a proclamation signed by County Commission Chair, Rob Jones. The proclamation is a reminder of how far this childhood literacy program has come in Pickens County since May of 2009 when the first two free, age-appropriate books with literacy support materials were mailed to children under the age of 5. The proclamation was signed in front of the Rotary Club of Jasper that initiated this program in 2009 under the leadership of Jeff Downing.
"Pickens County is a caring community that supports this childhood literacy program that is making a difference with our children. A child's path to a brighter future is paved with books." states Sue Appleton, volunteer Chair of Ferst Readers of Pickens County. Ferst Readers of Pickens County announced that the 117,640th book was mailed to a Pickens County child in March 2019. For more information on this program, go to www.ferstreaders.org