Just under 50 members attended the November 9th 2022 meeting at the Army, Navy, Airforce Building in Simcoe.
The successful recipient was Friends of the Library Norfolk presented by Nancy Sherwin. The $16,700 will be used to fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program.
There are currently 412 children registered, with 50 on the waiting list. Since launching this program in Norfolk January 2018, 17,000 books have reached the hands of these children. It costs $50 per child per year; therefore, this money will ensure many more books are read over the next several years by children across Norfolk County. Dolly Parton believes that if you can read, you can do anything, dream anything and be anything.
The other 2 charities who presented at this meeting were Lynnwood Arts (Mary Winter) and Waterford Skate Park (Jill Chuli).