Read To Succeed Literacy March (with Audio and Pictures)

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Children from all over Rutherford County had a back to school party thanks to Read To Succeed and several other organizations. The event on the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza started out with a Literacy March from Central Magnet School to the civic plaza on Saturday.

Vice Mayor Ron Washington stated that reading is a skill that will serve you a lifetime…


Pastor Vincent Windrow with the Olive Branch Church in Murfreesboro stated literacy is vital to our community in not only fighting crime, but also moving ahead economically.


Before the Literacy walk began, guest speaker Fred Bailey who is the founder of Children are People, thanked educators for their hard work.

Bailey is blind, but has never allowed his disability to slow him down or hold him back in anyway. His message detailed how important it is to be self-sufficient in today’s times.

Literacy Day was put together with the help of not only Read To Succeed, but also Friends of Linebaugh Library, Olive Branch Church, the Jennings Jones Foundation and Newk’s. 

Backpacks and school supplies were given away for free to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Pictures from the event on Saturday:


Read To Succeed
Olive Branch Church Pastor Vincent Windrow
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington
Fred Bailey, founder of Children are People


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Fred Bailey, Lisa Mitchell, Mayor Bragg, Murfreesboro news, Murfreesboro radio, read, Read To Succeed, reading, Ron Washington, Tommy Bragg, Vincent Windrow, WGN, WGNS
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