The following is a press release from the Pine Belt Literacy Council:
Laurel, MS - The Florida Boys, an award-winning Southern Gospel quartet will present a fundraising concert for the Pine Belt Adult Literacy Council at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.
The concert, which is free to the public, will be held at West Laurel Baptist Church, 1400 W. 5th St. Local pianist Andrew Ishee is slated to emcee the program, as well as provide entertainment. Another local favorite, Houston Road Boys, are also scheduled to perform.
The Pine Belt Adult Literacy Council is an organization that seeks to combat illiteracy in Jones County and surrounding areas. Statistics show that there are a number of people who cannot read at all or who are reading at a very low level. There are others who can read a little, but cannot read well enough to fill out a job application.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to purchase reading material and other supplies. Businesses, churches and other organizations are asked to make donations that will be used to aid the work of the council, as well as cover concert expenses.
Tickets are available at Bancorp South in Ellisville, Wells Pharmacy in Laurel, Jones County Baptist Association, West Laurel Baptist Church, Life Church and Pine Belt Education Center.