P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, this morning we are here at the Fort Piqua Plaza celebrating a Character Breakfast Fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library; and
WHEREAS, the Dollywood Foundation is the organizational body that oversees Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library; and
WHEREAS, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free children’s book distribution program which was started by Dolly Parton in 1996 and over 800 children in Piqua and over 2000 more children in Miami County are enrolled and benefit from the Imagination Library: and
WHEREAS, Dolly Parton launched this program to help benefit children of her home county in East Tennessee and to foster the love of reading because reading regularly to your children during their preschool years gives them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get; and
WHEREAS, this program will help parents read to their children at no cost to the parents and will make the children of Miami County excited about books and will help to foster in our children the magic that books can create; and
WHEREAS, the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends through the mail a new book that has been carefully selected for each child enrolled in the program every month until they are five years old; and
WHEREAS, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a free gift to children and all parents need to do is read to their children; and
WHEREAS, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has spread amongst 1600 local communities in our country making Miami County and Piqua one of that group; and
WHEREAS, the City of Piqua is pleased and honored to be here today during for this wonderful fundraising event.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim recognize the Month of March 2016 as:
DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY READING AWARENESS MONTH IN MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO!
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 12TH day of March 2016.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR