On a cloudy Friday afternoon, Get Troup Reading held a ribbon cutting for Troup County’s first StoryWalk™ at the George Harris Fields Baseball Complex.

The StoryWalk™ is the newest community activation from Get Troup Reading. This interactive reading experience follows The Thread trail at the George Harris complex in LaGrange, and features a story for children to explore while enjoying nature.

“I’m so glad the rain held off, and we had a good turnout,” said Kim Myers, director of Get Troup Reading. “I’m excited to see it all come together. The signage looks great — the trail is a beautiful segment of The Thread I hope will draw more people out to come out to exercise their bodies and minds.”

Guests from throughout the county were invited, including Troup County Superintendent of Schools Brian Schumate. On the newest addition to Troup County’s literacy efforts, Schumate said: “I appreciate the work that Get Troup Reading has done on behalf of all kids in Troup County, as far as promoting literacy, across all students and specifically in our school district. This is yet another way to engage families in the process of literacy and reading. The StoryWalk is a really good symbolic way for kids to realize that reading is not just something you do in school — it’s a life skill and something you can do with your family both inside and outside of the school house.”

Read more from the LaGrange Daily News: https://www.lagrangenews.com/2023/04/15/get-troup-reading-holds-ribbon-cutting-for-countys-first-storywalk/