Friday is trailblazing baseball great and Cairo native Jackie Robinson's birthday. It's also time to enter the Jackie Robinson essay contest. This is the 13th year of the contest.
This year sixth graders are challenged to write 300 words about how Jackie Robinson has made a difference in their life.
"To let young people know that it matters not where you come from, it matters not the circumstances that you live in, or how you grew up but the fact that even though you can come from a small town like Cairo, Georgia the rural sticks of Georgia, you can still excel and become the best in the U.S.,"said relative Dr. Linda Walden.
The first place winner will receive $100, second place wins a piece of Jackie Robinson memorabilia and third place will receive a legacy T-shirt.
The deadline for entry is February 28th, mail all essays to P.O. Box 90, Cairo,Georgia 39828.