Covington will celebrate the written word on Saturday with the seventh annual Literacy Festival.
The event will be held on the town square from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsors are Main Street Covington and The Learning Center.
Activities include games, arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk art and a book walk. There will also be story-time with Miss Carol from the Newton County Library, and a sidewalk chalk art competition sponsored by the Southern Heartland Art Gallery.
"Shake, Rattle & Roll," a concert performed by Scott Douglas and sponsored by the Arts Association in Newton County, will begin at 11 a.m. Students are invited to wear costumes depicting their favorite literary character.
See www.leapintobooks.org for more information about the event.