A reading program that places books in the hands of children ages one month to age 5 is seeking donations for the project.
The Houston Imagination Library mails a book monthly to those enrolled in the Houston School District, and the effort is overseen by the Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston.
The program’s roots began with entertainer Dolly Parton and her foundation.
Those wanting to help can drop a check to the local committee at P.O. Box 222, Houston, Mo. 65483. Members of the committee are Karen Parker, chairwoman; Becky Eidson, secretary; Alice Wells, treasurer; Linda Buchanan, data clerk; and Wilda McNiell, Shannon Nunnery, Wendy Scholtz and Susan Johnson, members.