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Thanksgiving comes early for local teachers
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The Reading Education Association of Dawson County bought dinner for volunteer instructors last week at the Dawson campus of Lanier Technical Colleges Adult Learning Center. - photo by Frank Reddy Dawson Community News

A joint effort between the Adult Learning Center and a local literacy program provided instructors with a pre-Thanksgiving feast last week.


Reading Education Association of Dawson County provided funding for the annual teacher appreciation dinner at the Dawson campus of Lanier Technical College.


Lead Instructor Kathy Davis said the organization “is good enough to give us funding for this every year.


“We have so many great volunteer instructors who give so much of their time,” Davis said. “This is a very small token of our appreciation, but it’s something we want to do for them.”


Davis — who prepared much of the Nov. 16 feast — added that instructors “eat good” at the yearly gathering.


Volunteer math instructor Frank Poltenson agreed.


“The food looks great,” he said, as he entered a room at the center set up for the occasion. “This really shows us they care about us.”


Fellow instructor Beth Paul agreed. “It’s very nice,” she said.


Paul is a volunteer reading and writing instructor at the Dawson campus.


Volunteers had their pick of turkey, ham and several side items, as well as a cheesecake dessert prepared by Reading Education Association of Dawson County’s Director Sandy Lipkowitz.