May 15, 2013 5:14 PM
Opelousas Sunrise Rotary Club participated in the Bail for Books fundraiser today. They arrested friends, family and co-workers on charges of having a good heart. Whoever was arrested posted bail by raising the money through donations and pledges. Money raised will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
Ginger LeCompte, Executive Director of St. Landry-Evangeline United Way and also a member of the Rotary's class of 2012 said, "This event perfectly aligns with the Rotary's mission regarding children and literacy and United Way's focus on education." The Imagination Library is a program administered by the local United Way in partnership with the Dollywood Foundation, providing free, age-appropriate books to children age 0-5. A book is mailed to the child's home each month.
Yvonne Normand, president of the Sunrise Rotary stated, "Our Rotary Club is committed to the youth of our community, and this is just one of many projects we are engaged in. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has proven to be a very successful program attacking childhood illiteracy and providing young children with books in the home before they reach school age."