A place for a child’s reading material

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Kathy Swarthout, secretary of the Louisa Rotary Club, presented bookcases to the graduating Louisa Headstart class on May 28.

Kathy Swarthout, secretary of the Louisa Rotary Club, presented bookcases to the graduating Louisa Headstart class on May 28.

Little ones wearing graduation caps and gowns approached their seats with excitement on May 28. The pre-kindergarden class of Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) Headstart of Louisa were graduating at Louisa Town Park from a year of learning and growing.

Along with graduation, headstart classmates received a hand-crafted two-tiered bookcase from the Louisa County  Rotary Club.

This is the second year that the club has made and donated these gifts to the children. Kathy Swarthout, secretary of the Louisa County Rotary Club, presented each student a bookcase with the child’s name engraved on it, along with a rotary club logo.

“The rotary wants these children to use these bookcases to continue to read and learn,” Swarthout said. “Cherish books, for they are knowledge that you can hold in your hand and read over and over and find new things each time.”

With donated labor and materials from J. S. Purcell Lumber, Curt Dunkum, Lam Brothers and Tom Hanley, the bookcases were ready for the children to take with them on their special day.

To read the entire story, see the June 20 edition of The Central Virginian.

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