By Sue Appleton
Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
Twelve citizens of Pickens County have been “charged” with various crimes. They will be “arrested” by local law enforcement personnel and brought to the Old Jail on Main Street on Tuesday, April 26. Starting at 11 a.m. they will stand before “Judge” Jeff Downing to hear the charge brought against them. At that time they will need to raise their bail in order to be released from jail.
This is being done all in good fun and the Pickens County Twelve will raise their bail for a good cause. All money pledged and paid for their release will be used by Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy to provide free books each month to Pickens County children under the age of 5. These books along with supplemental reading guides and activity sheets help children be ready to learn and succeed when they enter kindergarten.
Currently, Pickens Ferst has 1,000 children registered to receive books.
Come on down to the Old Jail on Main Street and join in the fun and learn more about Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy.