5K to bring awareness to literacy programs

Published 10:15 am Friday, October 13, 2017

This weekend is another busy one in Troup County.

There’s a Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade in Hogansville and criminal restriction day in LaGrange, just to name a couple of the events happening Saturday.

However, there’s one other event that figures to help a lot of people in our community.

The Troup County Certified Literate Community Program, or CLCP, is hosting the Leggin’ it for Literacy 5K and Fun Run on Saturday night.

Debbie Burdette, also known as Mama Jama, serves as the CLCP director and is a former Troup County School Board member.

The point of the run is to raise awareness about literacy programs in the community, and all proceeds from the race go to helping the CLPC promote a love of reading and life-long learning.

According to the Reading is Fundamental, a nonprofit that focus on getting children excited about reading, 93 million adults in the United States read at or below the basic level needed to contribute successfully to society.

This is the 17th time the event has been held, continuing a tradition. The race starts at Lafayette Square at 7:30 p.m.