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President Carter and Thomas the Tank Engine

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Former President Jimmy Carter and a beloved story book character took a train ride today to get kids to read.

Thomas the tank engine chugged into the presidents hometown of Plains. All aboard were kids who visited the Carter family farm in Archery.

Mr. Carter read a story to a group of more than one hundred kids. The tour is designed to encourage literacy in future generations.

Mr. Carter says, " We want everybody to learn how to read so we can make progress in their life. And everyone wants to make progress in their life right, we learn more and go to school."

Each child received a copy of classic books and the next stop on the tour is Cordele.\

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