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January 12, 2004

Albany -- Half of the money raised by the King 2004 Celebration will go to Dougherty County Even Start.

 Even Start is a Family Literacy Program, partnered with Head Start and local school systems. They teach parents reading skills, and help them pass that education on to their children. The money raised from the King Celebration will pay for a fire alarm system for their building on West Highland, and a playground.

Program Coordinator Sandy Bamford said "We seek to help the children by helping the parents. We are striving to bring stability and success to low income families."

The other half of the money raised by the King Celebration will go to the Mt. Zion Civil Rights Museum. The Event has raised nearly 60-thousand dollars three of the last four years.

The King 2004 Celebration will be January 19th at the Civic Center, and tickets are on sale now.

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