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The Messenger 04.23.08
CHECK IT OUT — Students in South Fulton High School’s Beta Club cooked up some tasty treats recently and the 52 members raised $600 at a bake sale. The funds are being donated to Obion County’s Reading Railroad program. The project is the local arm of entertainer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library initiative that originated in Parton’s home county of Sevier in Tennessee, spread to many other areas, including Obion County, and has since been adopted by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen as a statewide program partially funded with taxpayer dollars. Children from birth to age 5 receive a free, hard-back, top-quality and specially selected book each month from the program. This is the second year the Beta Club has given valuable support to the project locally. “I’m proud that our students do so much in the community. They are living out the Beta Club motto to ‘lead by serving others,’” club sponsor Brandi Cantrell said. Accepting the donation recently were Reading Railroad board members Jane Paschall (standing, fourth from left) and Joyce Stephens (standing, fourth from right).
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