Yesterday morning Family Voices held its “Waving Goodbye” celebration on the campus of Drury University. It was a beautiful day and we said our goodbyes with full hearts and high spirits. I wanted to share a couple of pictures taken by Jackie Rehwald at News-Leader.
Of the nearly eighty people who participated in some way over our seven year run, twenty signed up to attend. Considering that we held the event at 7:30 in the morning, I thought that was a remarkable percentage!
We gave away our remaining books to students at Shady Dell Elementary and received some sweet thank you notes and pictures. Then Laurie Edmondson and I, on behalf of Family Voices, presented to Cindy Howell our remaining funds of $1,046.05, which she accepted on behalf of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Thank you, dear hearts all, for our work that reached into 1,000 families, preaching our gospel about reading to young children. We can’t know if we did any good. But to think we did not is unacceptable.
We said this was going to be our “Waving Goodbye” party, and we meant it.
Now spread the word: READ TO YOUR KIDS!