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Girls Inc. receives new books and games

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ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – More than one-hundred Albany girls enjoyed box loads of new books and games Monday at Girls Incorporated.

The Dougherty County Rotary Club gave $3,300 to Girls Inc. for the 2010 Summer Literacy Program. Girls Inc. leaders say the program grows every year. This year 130 girls ages 7-18 are already participating.

Monday they got started reading their new books and playing their new games designed to improve spelling and vocabulary.

"They're a great organization in our community and I'm confident the money will be well spent," said Mary Ligon, President of Dougherty County Rotary Club.

"With the economic conditions we've been functioning in during the last couple of years it's a strain to try and take funding from operations to buy extra books, extra games, extra supplies, so this could not have come at a better time for us," said LaKisha Bryant, Executive Director Girls Inc.

Bryant says 100% of Girls Inc. girls graduate high school.

At the end of the program the girls compete in a center and community spelling bee against other summer programs.

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