Kay Ivey puts children’s literacy front and center throughout inaugural festivities

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Kay Ivey waving
[Photo Credit: Governor's Office]

In keeping with the theme, Keep Alabama Growing, the Kay Ivey Inaugural Committee announced plans on Friday to promote children’s literacy throughout the 2019 Inaugural festivities.

“Investing in the next generation is critical to our ability to keep Alabama growing,” said Ivey. “As we prepare for four more years of growing opportunities for Alabamians, I can’t think of a better place to begin than with our children’s literacy, ensuring they get a strong start.”

As part of this effort, the Ivey Inaugural Committee will be hosting book drives at the Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration on January 12 and the Inaugural Gala in Montgomery on January 14. The books collected will be donated to the Alabama Literacy Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in Alabama communities.

Tickets to the Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration are available to the general public. The $25 ticket price will be waived for attendees who bring four children’s books to the celebration. The Inaugural Gala in Montgomery is invitation only.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks and posted on Ivey’s Inaugural website.