SCIL sends out a huge thank you to all involved in the major success of our Rolling for Readers Bunco Event. This year’s event was held on June 25th and we had over 120 attendees! Food was sponsored by Braeden’s BBQ and once again the Regional Eye Center was our Event sponsor. Great food, prizes, and, of course, BUNCO was enjoyed by all. We not only raised over $11,000 – a fundraising record for SCIL—but we added 8 new members to our list of Monthly Book Sponsors.
Thanks to the strong support of our community, hard work of our board-members, and great planning by our Bunco Committee, the night was not only a great success, but also a great time. If you missed this year’s BUNCO event, be sure to come out next year. It only gets better with time!
Check out photos from the event. See what you missed if you weren’t there or look to see if you can find yourself!
Thank you to everyone for the success of Brushstrokes for Books event. Many thanks to the committee who conceived the idea and brought it to fruition with the help of the Sullivan County Imagination Library Board Members. The SCIL Board expresses deep gratitude to Mercantile on State for providing the venue for our event along with praises and thanks for our artist for the event, Leigh Ann Agee. If you want to know more about Moon Bound Girl artist, Leigh Ann Agee…check out her website or follow her on FACEBOOK @Moon Bound Girl. When shopping in Bristol, please patronize Mercantile on State at 618 State Street, Bristol, TN Kristen Dempsey, the owner operates a fabulous Open Concept Marketplace with over 50 vendors under one roof. Be sure to check it out! Follow them on Facebook.
Jessica Larkin interviews our own Chris Manley and the director of the Dollywood Foundation.
SCIL Celebrates 10th birthday and mailing of 500,000 Imagination Library Books!
The Sullivan County Imagination Library recently celebrated two milestones: its 10th birthday and the mailing of 500,000 Imagination Library books to local preschool children over those 10 years. Three businesses and one non-profit organization were honored for their long-standing commitment to early childhood literacy: Citizen’s Bank, Eastman Chemical Company Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, and Speedway Children’s Charities. Each has donated to the Sullivan County Imagination Library every year for the entire 10 years of our existence. When you see people from these businesses, please thank them for us. They care about the future of our children.