Newton County Literacy Festival
Community agencies provide fun educational activities for children and their families
at the event for $20 per person. The festival is free to the public.
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 Sept. 8 was International Literacy Day, some schools may have had 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 12pack 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 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. 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.