Please consider joining Marie and me for the 2021 Coweta Ferst Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride in Moreland, Georgia. This event will take place on October 3, 2021 at 8:00am starting at the Old Morland Mill in Moreland, GA. There are 12 mile, 25 mile and 66 mile options to choose from. You can register in advance at: Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride.
The Coweta Ferst Foundation is dedicated to providing age-appropriate books for every child under the age of five in Coweta County. This mission is important because:
- Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have a single piece of age-appropriate reading material in their home;
- One-third of Georgia’s children start school unprepared to learn; and,
- Seventy-five percent of Georgia’s students who are poor readers in the third grade will remain poor readers in high school.
The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader. However, in order to read with a child, books must be in the home. Each registration will enable Coweta Ferst to send an age-appropriate book to a child each month for a year.
If you cannot ride, you can still support this very important and worthy cause by becoming a Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride Sponsor. We hope to see you there!