Look for the blue trailer!
Vern Andrews of Holton, operating under the corporate name Charitable Vending, is selling shaved ice, cotton candy and kettle corn at various school and community events.
Andrews is not doing this fund-raising to make a profit. He’s doing it to raise funds for projects that benefit the community.
The projects include scholarships for graduating seniors at Jackson Heights High School and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a free book initiative for children ages 5 or younger in Jackson County.
When you see Andrews and his helpers at his blue trailer out in the community at the Wal-Mart parking lot or around the Town Square, that’s what is happening – money is being raised for the free book initiative.
If you see Andrews and his blue trailer at Jackson Heights events, he’s raising funds for the JHHS scholarship program.
Both of these projects deserve the community’s full support!
Learning to love to read early in life is one of the primary activities that can prepare kids for successful lives – first as kids, then as adults.
If you can read, you can learn to write, and if you have these skills there is nothing that you can’t achieve in your life! I believe that.
In the Imagination Library program, the first three years of funding must be secured before the program can start, it was reported. That total, for Jackson County, has been set at $12,500 and would cover about 100 children per year.
So far, Andrews said, about $5,000 has been raised in the month of July. To get involved with fund-raising for the Imagination Library program, contact the steering committee at JaCoImaginationLibrary@gmail.com and look for the blue trailer.