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Fathers, uncles, brothers and community leaders gathered at Butler County schools Monday in show of support for education.
Monday morning students lined the hallways at W.O. Parmer and Greenville Elementary as men from all over Butler County walked through the halls as part of the Million Father March. The march is an opportunity for men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children.
Otis Grayson said, “I believe the Million Father March is important because it promotes a working relationship between education and the community. This is just one of the many events that we are aiming to have to keep the community involved in the education of our youth.”
According to Grayson, “Amy Bryan, Jennifer Burt and I were thinking of ways to get the community involved in education. Through some research Mrs. Burt found a website that talked about the Million Father March. She shared the information and I contacted the national headquarters and registered Butler County to be an official site for the event. I shared the idea with the principals and they each created their own innovative way to promote the program.”
Greenville Middle School and Georgiana School hosted a Donuts for Dads event and Greenville High School hosted luncheons for fathers.
Stay tuned for more events involving the Million Father March initiative.