The Hero in Everyone of Us
In keeping with the Ola Library summer reading theme "Every Hero has a Story" and the sub-theme, "The Hero in Every One of Us", participants agreed that instead of receiving t-shirts for achieving reading goals, they would give the money spent on shirts to a worthy cause. The Food and Clothing Pantry in Sweet was their choice.
Pictured in the back row receiving a check from librarian, MaryLee Blackford, are Wilma Gorley, in charge of clothing donations and Bette and Bill Willhite, in charge of food donations. Participants in the front row are Hannah Poole, Abby Foruria, Cody Poole, Travis Poole, Allie Foruria, and Ulysses Chavez. Not present were Kaitlyn May and Justin Poole.
Volunteers who helped with summer reading, parents involved in the Read-to-Me category, and teacher, Amy Davis ( Partnership with Schools) also agreed to give money to the Bank instead of receiving shirts. Pictured are Judie McCaulou and Barbara Lange. Not present were Linda Rau, parents, Amanda Poole and Shannon Foruria, and teacher, Amy Davis.