The Morven Chapter of Las Amigas has continued to promote awareness of the importance of literacy in the community through the “Read to Succeed” initiative of the 2016 chapter queen, Johnie Pettiford.
The “Read to Succeed” project is to supply books to areas in the community where there may be a lack of reading materials for adults and children. Last year, the project supplied books door-to-door to the households at the Wadesboro Housing Authority complex.
This year, the organization brought books to Ambassador Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for the residents, friends, families and visitors to have on hand to read. This project is about getting people to read.
The group’s partner in this venture is the Anson County Partnership for Children, which supports Las Amigas’ project by providing the children books given to the sites.
“We want to thank the many silent partners who support us with magazines and other reading materials to make this project possible,” the group said in a release.
This project has been adopted by the Las Amigas Southwest Region as its literacy initiative, which puts it in line with the National Organization’s Literacy Awareness project.
“If you want to succeed, we encourage you to read,” Pettiford said.
From left: Elizabeth Kersey, Las Amigas national queen; Johnie Pettiford, Morven chapter of Las Amigas 2016 wueen/LANBF treasurer; Joletha Little, Morven chapter of Las Amigas president; Sandra Rivers, transportation specialist; Amanda Burr, RN, MDS; Susan Steagall, social service director; Patricia McCoy, Morven chapter 2017 queen/correspondence secretary; and Donna Carter, DON.