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04/06/06

Celebrity Visits Elementary Schools to Encourage Reading

Garrison and East Broad Elementary Schools are using a new and different approach to get their students to read. It's called the Legends of Literacy Tour, and it introduces children to dynamic authors and storytellers in hopes of motivating them to love books.

To kick things off today, actor and motivational speaker Tommy Ford, also known as Tommy in the TV sitcom Martin, spoke to the children. He says he's hoping to use his celebrity status to reach out to the kids.

"It's a great platform to motivate young people to read and to motivate young people to make positive choices," he said.

If you missed out on meeting Tommy Ford today, you can head over to the Beach Institute tomorrow at 7pm. He'll be there signing autographs and promoting the Legends of Literacy Tour, which is sponsored by the King-Tisdell Foundation.

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