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Ferst Readers of Henry County Annual Spring Luncheon 

Join your friends, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, and Ferst Readers of Henry County each Spring for good food, great entertainment, terrific door prizes, and a celebration of the impact we’ve made on the lives of children and families in Henry County.

Each year we are treated to entertainment by students in our school system and we enjoy entertaining guest speakers.  The list of past keynote speakers includes Joshilyn Jackson (bestselling author), Monica Kaufman Pearson (treasured journalist), Walter Reeves (state horticulturalist), Lauretta Hannon (author, humorist, educator, NPR contributor), Ed Baker (editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle), and Judson Mitcham (Georgia Poet Laureate).

Some years, the program includes awarding the Harry Werner Distinguished Volunteer Award.  Past honorees have included Carolyn Fuller (retired Director of Henry County Public Library System), and posthumous awards to Stella Patrick (retired educator) and Harry Werner (retired educator).

 

The Annual Spring Luncheon is a key event for raising funds to purchase and mail books to preschool children in Henry County.  Every registered child receives one free, age-appropriate book each month from birth to age 5.  That is a home library of 60 books!  It costs us $36 to purchase and mail one book each month for one year.  We currently have almost 2000 preschool children registered in Henry County.

You can help by:

Event Sponsorship

Legacy of  Literacy Presenting Sponsorship

  • Gold Reader Sponsorship
  • Silver Reader Sponsorship

Table Sponsorship

  • Host a table of 10 guests and decorate your table in the theme of a children’s book

Ticket Purchase

  • Volunteer for our Registration Team, Program Development/Design, Sponsorship Recruitment.

Stay tuned for information about the 12th Annual Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon 2019.

The Henry Hundred is a fun-loving, community-supporting group of Henry County citizens who commit to an annual donation of $100 to Ferst Readers of Henry County. Once a year, Henry Hundred members are invited to a reception with food, drinks, and entertainment.   Ferst Readers of Henry County is grateful that we can rely on the support of over 130 generous citizens each year.  This allows us to continue to be the difference in the lives of children, by helping them achieve early learning success through the gift of literacy—a gift that will last a lifetime.

Contact Us to find out how you can join Henry Hundred, and stay tuned for information on our next Henry Hundred social event.

Ferst Readers/Henry County Schools Fundraiser

Henry County Schools has partnered with Ferst Readers of Henry County for many years to raise awareness and funds for the purchase of Ferst books for preschool children in our community.  A “Champion” in each participating school partners with a “Mentor” (member of Ferst Henry Community Action Team) to brainstorm and implement a fundraising effort in that school.

 

Fundraisers have included “Crazy Hat/Hair Day”, school dances, “Teacher Jeans Day”, Harry Potter Trivia Night, Penny Wars, Chili Cook Offs, Yard Sales, Read-a-Thons, Media Center Coffee Sales, etc.

 

During the 2017-2018 school year, a record number 26 schools participated and raised a record amount–$14,000!  Those funds will allow 388 preschool children to receive one book each month for a year.  Thank you Henry County Schools!!

 

Whether you are a school system employee or an interested community volunteer, we would love for you to join this effort.  Please sign up to volunteer with the Ferst Readers/Henry County Schools Fundraiser 2018-2019.

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While we cannot address all of the issues of early literacy, we can eliminate one of the major reasons why parents do not read to their child—the availability of quality books in the home.  Some things can wait.   Investing in our youngest children cannot wait.

Stay tuned for information on the 12th Annual Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon 2019.

Event Sponsorship

Legacy of Literacy Presenting Sponsorship, Gold Reader Sponsorship, and Silver Reader Sponsorship

Table Sponsorship

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Registration Team, Program Development/Design, Sponsorship Recruitment

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