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Kayaking couple paddle their way to Fulton

(Susan Parker)
(Susan Parker)
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Updated: 10/04/2013 3:22 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Can you imagine taking six months off work and kayaking down the Tenn-Tom Waterway?

Barb and Gene Geiger are doing just that.

They began their journey in Minnesota and have since paddled some 1,600 miles.

They arrived Friday morning in Fulton to do what they do best-community service.

The couple volunteer their time when they stop along the way.

They are decorating the Itawamba Learning Center and assisting volunteers with setting up a website.

"It's been a total blessing to take six months of our lives to devote to the people who work everyday along the river doing all these fantastic things helping people," Gene Geiger said.

"They're re-decorating and giving us some ideas about inspiration to our tutors and our students," Itawamba Learning Center Director Elizabeth Triplett said.

The Itawamba Learning Center is a non-profit organization which teaches adults how to read.

They also help people earn their GED.
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