First Trust & Savings Bank recently donated a partial set of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library - a library from which their customers will receive books for their own small children on a monthly basis if they registered for the Imagination Library program a couple of months ago - to the Early Childhood Learning Center in Cherokee and Mustard Seed Pre-School in Aurelia.
Reading a story --
Penny Pingrey of the Cherokee Foundation reads one of the books donated by First Trust & Savings Bank to the ECLC students, as Supt. Dr. John Challstrom, First Trust President Mark Pingrey, and First Trust mascot Barkley listen in. Photo by Dan Whitney
In the photo at the right, ECLC students show off the books, as - left to right - ECLC teachers, Penny Pingrey, First Trust President Mark Pingrey, First Trust's mascot Barkley, Cherokee Elementary Principal Barb Radke and Cherokee School Superintendent Dr. John Challstrom smile approvingly. Photo by Dan Whitney.
The Little Engine That Could -
Penny Pingrey reads "The Little Engine that Could" to an excited group of pre-schoolers at Cherokee's Early Childhood Learning Center recently. First Trust & Savings Bank donated books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to both the ECLC and Aurelia's Mustard Seed Pre-School. Photo by Dan Whitney.