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Help these citizens raise bail to support FERST Readers

By Sue Appleton

FERST Readers of Pickens County Chair

            Nine Pickens County citizens’ “lives of crime” have finally caught up to them and they are going to be arrested for a good cause.  Each one must raise their bail by April 26th!   

            The FERST Readers of Pickens County is having their annual Jail n’ Bail event Tuesday, April 26 from 11-1 p.m. on the steps of the Old Jail in downtown Jasper, and the MOST WANTED detainees have been selected to raise money.  This money stays here in Pickens County,  to provide free books to Pickens County children under the age of five.  Each month the child receives in the mail an age-appropriate book with a child’s activity sheet, a parent’s reading guide and newsletter at no cost to the parent.  

            The actual cost of the program is $3.00 per month per child.  In Pickens County we have approximately 775 children receiving books each month.   All children under the age of five in our county are eligible for this program.  To learn more about the program or to register a child for this free program, go to

Can you help one or more of the detainees?  

            If so, you can donate on line at and designate which detainee(s) you wish to support.  You can also mail a check made out to Ferst Readers and in the memo line put “Pickens Co.” and the detainee’s name.  Mail it to Pickens FERST, POB 2062, Jasper, Ga. 30143 or give directly to the detainee.   

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