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New park opens with sun up to sun down read-a-thon

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The Legends for Literacy commemorative endowment park is now open off of Rose Rudman Trail in Tyler, near the Southside Park playground and pavilion. 

Local leaders helped kick off the grand opening on Saturday by hosting a read-a-thon.

The Literacy Council of Tyler says their mission is to change the lives of adults in East Texas through education, and in doing so impact their families and all of the generations that follow. 

The event started with a ribbon cutting celebration and was organized to inspire readers of all ages. 

"I hope the parents who came realize if they have a friend or a neighbor who needs to know English as a second language, or has always wanted to finish their high school degree, they can do that. The literacy council exists to help them achieve their education goals," says Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, a character representing the LCOT.

They hope the community takes advantage of the park and everything the LCOT has to offer. 

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