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First Lady Glenna Fletcher Hosts Story Time To Support National Center For Family Literacy
Press Release Date:  April 19, 2005
Contact:  Dottie Persinger

Borders sponsors benefit days for local charities nationwide

Frankfort, KY:  First Lady Glenna Fletcher hosted story time for children from the Jefferson County Family Literacy Programs at Borders Books and Music in downtown Louisville, KY. The children and parents eagerly listened as the First Lady read two stories to them.

“Reading out loud to young children can be the single most important activity to promote success in reading and learning in school,” said Mrs. Fletcher. “By sparking a child’s interest and love for reading, we can give them one of life’s greatest gifts.”

This event announced a Borders sponsored benefit shopping event Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 to support the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The mission of the National Center for Family Literacy is to create educational and economic opportunity for the most at-risk children and parents.  The event offers a 10% discount voucher to supporters of the National Center for Family Literacy and a donation of 10% of net sales from their purchases back to the organization. 

“The First Lady and Governor Fletcher are setting a new standard for the support of family literacy in the state of Kentucky. NCFL applauds their efforts to ensure that every Kentuckian can achieve literacy sufficiency and reach their dreams. NCFL regards the First Lady as a visionary literacy advocate and treasured supporter,” said Sharon Darling, President & Founder of the National Center for Family Literacy.

Eight other First Spouses joined Mrs. Fletcher in promoting the Borders Benefit Days for local charities in their states. These are the following states that participated in this year's program:  Alaska, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

First Lady Glenna Fletcher is committed to working with the issues she feels will make a difference in the lives of Kentucky families. The health of Kentuckians and the education of our children are two of her primary focuses. Get Healthy Kentucky!, Read to Achieve, Go Red for Women, and the Kentucky Cancer Program are just a few of many initiatives the First Lady supports. Join her to work together to make Kentucky a better place to live and raise a family—to improve literacy rates, our health statistics and continue our rich heritage for future generations of Kentuckians.



Last updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2005