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GA First Lady reads to students

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

First Lady Sandra Deal spent a good portion of the morning reading to students at Hand in Hand Primary School in Thomasville today.

Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal are putting a special emphasis on reading this month, in support of  "Georgia Reads Aloud Day," and the "Read Across Georgia" Initiative

After reading a children's book , the First Lady told students to practice reading with their families and to continue reading during school breaks.

Deal says the initiative is for students to learn and help them become successful members of Georgia communities.

"We're trying to make sure children all over the state know how important reading is. We don't want to leave anybody out. We want every child in this whole state to be able to read and to be successful," said Deal.

The plan for the initiative was for the First Lady to read to at least one school in each of Georgia's 180 school systems. She has already visited Turner County Elementary School in Ashburn.

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