The youth of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Weston Chapel A.M.E. Church invite you to bring your children and grandchildren and those of your friends and neighbors to two book giveaways, Saturday, July 14. Four hundred books were purchased for the Greenwood Diversity Committee with funds made possible by Starz24 Josh Norman. The books are suitable for preschool through middle school ages.
Through a video recording, Josh Norman, philanthropist and Washington Redskins cornerback, will welcome children to the book events.
Linda Powell, youth director at Our Lady of Lourdes, and the Rev. Furman Miller of Weston Chapel are coordinating the giveaway with assistance from the youth in their parishes. The goal is to support literacy and cooperative opportunities for youth.
A morning session will be held from 10 to 11:30 at Weston Chapel with the afternoon session from 1:30 to 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes.
A highlight at both sessions will be a histo-musical presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, she has given histo-musical presentations throughout the world.
Her visit is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy.
This event is an expansion of the three-month Let’s Talk about Race Series, coordinated by the Greenwood Diversity Committee. Series sponsors include Duke Energy, Friends of the Greenwood County Library System, the Greenwood County Library System, Lander University, South Carolina Humanities and Starz24 Josh Norman.