|9:30 AM||Sidewalk Chalk Art competition begins|
|10:00 AM||Event Opens|
|10:00 AM||Heavenly DanceSteps|
|11:00 AM||Certified Literate Community Announcement and Proclamation of September asLiteracy Month|
|11:10 AM||Announcement of Accelarated Reader program for NCPS|
|11:15 AM||Oak Hill Elementary Chorus|
|11:30 AM||Children's perfomer - BB Fuzz|
|12:00 PM||Children's Character Parade|
|12:15 PM||Montessori School of Covington|
|12:30 PM||Sidewalk Chalk Art competition closed|
|12:30 PM||Cousins Middle School Band|
|1:00 PM||Sidewalk Chalk Art Winners Announced|
|1:30 PM||Event Closes|
The Literacy Festival Stage will provide entertainment throughout the event, including children’s performer BB Fuzz hosted by Arts Association in Newton County and sponsored by Main Street Covington; the Cousins Middle School Band; Oak Hill Elementary School Chorus; Montessori School of Covington; and Heavenly Dance Steps. Also, because Tuesday, September 8 is International Literacy Day, some schools may be planning character parades during the week. Students are invited to wear their character costumes to the Literacy Festival and to participate in a Character Parade.
The Sidewalk Chalk Art competition, begun in 2007, is open to students registering as individuals or group entries. There is no cost to participate: a 12-pack of art chalk will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis to the first 30 individual participants; team entries must provide their own palette of chalk. Drawing will begin at 9:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm for judging. The theme for this year’s entries is “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”. Participants can get a registration form from their school art teacher or by contacting The Learning Center. Participants may register the day of the event if spaces are still available. There is no charge for organizations or businesses to host a booth at the festival. If your organization would like to have a booth at the 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Festival, contact Mollie Melvin, Executive Director of The Learning Center at 404.314.2615 or email@example.com.