For many years Macon East Academy first grade students have enjoyed weekly visits with a very special canine guest. Mrs. Mary Hughes and her dog, Larry the labrador retriever, visit Macon East each Tuesday and have reading time with every first grade student. In partnership with the Montgomery Humane Society, the reading program and Mrs. Mary have had a positive impact on the reading skills of our first grade students. They look forward to selecting and reading a book to Larry each week. Larry is a patient and attentive listener, and the students enjoy the bond formed with their furry friend.