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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The chief judge of Dougherty County's Superior Court opened an East Albany summer reading program Tuesday morning.

Dozens of excited kids listened as Judge Willie Lockette read books to them. It was the kickoff of the 14th annual Reading Under The Big Top Summer Camp, sponsored by the J. L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service on East Clark Avenue.

Shirley Litman, a teacher for 30 years, hosts the reading camp each summer and thinks good role models like Judge Lockette help.

"To me reading is still the most important learning tool that is available. And so I'm happy to be a part. Each year I come and read with the kids and talk with them. Try to give them some motivation," said Dougherty County Superior Judge Willie Lockette.

Litman says she'll have at least 60 children attending her reading camp most days.

 

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