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Irwin County Celebrates Pre-K Week

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Wallace Parish says its important to show young children that they can trust the police Wallace Parish says its important to show young children that they can trust the police
Wallace Parish takes pictures with preschoolers at Irwin County Elementary School Wallace Parish takes pictures with preschoolers at Irwin County Elementary School
Wallace Parish read several books to preschoolers Wallace Parish read several books to preschoolers
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Irwin County, GA (WALB) -

Irwin County Elementary School celebrated Pre-K week with a special guest. Ocilla Police officer Wallace Parish read several books to pre-schoolers this morning.

Community leaders have visited the school each day this week. The school's celebration focuses on literacy. Pre-K teachers say it's important for community leaders to interact with students to set good examples.

"It means that they still have a passion for our kids and that education is still important to them," said Pre-K Teacher Abby Clayton.

"As law enforcement anyways is to help show them that we are not bad people. That they can trust us, if they need us they can come to us," said Wallace Parish with the Ocilla Police Department.

This is the first time that Irwin County Elementary has celebrated Pre-K Week.

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