On April 21, Harriet L. Brooks, family educator at Ascension Head Start gave an update to the Rotary Club members on how the books are encouraging the children to read more. The Rotary have been sponsoring the Dolly Parton Imaginary Library on the west side for two years. The Head Start families sent a thank you to the club for its hand in enhancing the children’s reading skills. Parent Desheca Jackson informed the club that her child has shown more interest in books since she started receiving the books.
On April 28, Jennifer deFrances, Executive Director of Ascension Fund addressed Rotarians regarding the essentials of the program. It is an organization that provides grant money to public schools in Ascension Parish. The Rotary is a sponsor of the fund, donating about $1,400 per year to an endowment that was set up by long-time club member, Claude Songy.