One of the really exciting offshoots of the program is its appearance in the annual Community Education publication “What Works”. Each year Community Educators statewide submit a variety of “best” programs and practices, which are published and distributed for Community Educators to get fresh, new ideas to adapt for their own programs. This year, Community Education Director Angie Jones submitted her piece about the book club and the Novel Tea.
In addition to sharing great ideas, submissions become part of a state wide competition each year, and the winner receives an award known in Community Ed circles as the 10 Star Award. Grayson County Community Education was awarded the 10 Star Award this year for the entry about The Novel Tea and its beginnings with the BLT book club. Now people across the state will be able to learn about this great local program and duplicate its success in their own communities.