Bradford Catered Events presents a recently catered fundraising gala event:
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County “Under the Big Top” Gala
We were honored to provide the food and service for the recent fundraising gala for a very beneficial organization here in our local community.Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County hosted the gala in honor of Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam for her work in the state with children’s literacy.
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing. For more information on the program here in Knox County, please click HERE.
All photos courtesy of Temple Photography
Venue: The Mill and Mine
Event Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals
Bartending: The Pour Guys
Aerial Performers: Knoxville Aerial Arts
Fire Entertainers: Firelight Performances