Letter: Thanks to all who participated in fundraiser

To the editor:

The 2016 Brown County Literacy Coalition and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Charity Golf Outing was a huge success.

The support for this event proves what we’ve always known: The Brown County business and social community cares deeply about the lifelong success of our littlest residents, a journey that begins with creating a culture of reading in the home from the time a child is born.

A very special thank you to our title sponsor, Ray Skillman Performance Ford.

Thank you also to our food and beverage sponsor: Austin Insurance; gold sponsors: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, BMO Harris Bank, LightBound, London Witte Group LLC and United Capital Financial Life Management; hole-in-one sponsor: South Central Indiana REMC; hole sponsors: Abe Martin Lodge, Boots N Bling Western Wear & Tack, Brent and Jenise Bohbrink Family, Carl and Kathryn Austin, Chateau Thomas Winery, Ethereal Day Spa and Salon, First Merchants Bank, PLK College Pathways Advising, Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals, Hunter’s Electronics, Jack & Julie Winn, Waltman Construction, Precise Books & Payroll Inc., Rawhide Ranch, Rosemarie Scott, The Wild Olive, Wagler Dairy LLC and Lawrence Family Glass Blowers.

In addition, thank you to all the golfers who joined us for this fun event.

We’d also like to thank Salt Creek Golf Retreat for hosting us. A special shout-out goes to Jennifer VanNess, Salt Creek Golf Retreat sales and event coordinator, for guiding us so expertly in the successful launch of this annual event in our home county.

Thank you also to Jenise Bohbrink, BCLC board member and DPIL volunteer event coordinator, for her enormous efforts; to Kady Lane, Brown County High School teacher, for chairing the event; to Lynn Austin, BCLC board member for assisting us in reaching out to the community; and to Jonathan Bolte, BCLC vice president, for administrative support.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, under the management of the Brown County Literacy Coalition and with generous support from the Brown County Community Foundation, provides nearly 500 Brown County children with a new, age-appropriate book each month. Our goal is to provide 100 percent of Brown County kids with this service.

The continuous support of the community for our programs and for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library goes a long way toward ensuring our kids’ success in school, in college, in employment and throughout life.

To our Brown County community, we salute your continued commitment to our efforts on behalf of Brown County kids.


Patricia Krahnke, president, Brown County Literacy Coalition

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