‘Dolly Day Lewis County’: United Way, Rotary Foundation event to bolster youth literacy program


The United Way of Lewis County and the Lewis County Rotary Foundation recently announced Dolly Day Lewis County, a special fundraising event slated for May 17 and dedicated to supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Lewis County.

“Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a cherished worldwide initiative aimed at fostering a love for reading among young children by providing them with high-quality books each month from birth until age five at no cost to the family,” United Way stated in a news release. “The program not only ignites imagination but also lays a strong foundation for literacy and learning.”

To celebrate the cause, Dolly Day Lewis County will feature a pledge drive on KELA/KMNT radio throughout the day. Listeners will be encouraged to support the literacy goals of the Imagination Library by giving a one-time donation or signing up to be a monthly recurring donor. 

That evening will feature a performance from Cascade Country music artist Kitty Mae at The Juice Box in Centralia

“Attendees can look forward to an evening filled with great country music, a line dancing lesson, fantastic silent auction items, and a sense of community engagement,” the United Way stated. 

On May 17, doors will open at The Juice Box for the performance at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. 

"We are incredibly excited to host Dolly Day Lewis County and extend an invitation to our community to join us in supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library," said Annie Oien, executive director of United Way of Lewis County. "By attending this concert, you’ll not only enjoy an evening of fantastic music but also contribute to a cause that enriches the lives of young children across our county."

General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50. Tickets are available to purchase online at United Way of Lewis County’s website at https://www.lewiscountyuw.com/dolly-day-lewis-county

“Don't miss this opportunity to come together, enjoy great music and make a meaningful difference in the lives of children in Lewis County,” United Way stated. 

To learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Lewis County, visit https://www.lewiscountyuw.com/dolly-partons-imagination-library