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Valdosta leaders read to elementary students

City Manager Larry Hanson reads to a group of students City Manager Larry Hanson reads to a group of students
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta city leaders helped teach students about local government and the importance of education Tuesday morning.

The city's department heads took time to read to students at Pinevale Elementary. They also talked to the students about how education can help them become more successful in life and gave the students an opportunity to ask them questions about their jobs.

"We see it serves multiple purposes. One, to help in their education; to tell 'em about government and what it does," said Valdosta city manager Larry Hanson. "And in some cases, even open their eyes about opportunities for their future."

The city also offers high school students an opportunity to shadow city officials during the Spring.

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