There is certainly no doubt that Dolly Parton is a legend in country music. She also happens to have one of the biggest hearts in Nashville and beyond. Her philanthropy is known throughout and recently she also made a $1 Million dollar contribution to Vanderbilt to help lay the groundwork for the COVID-19 Vaccines. One of her principles has been literacy. The singer started a program called the Imagination Library and now the program is available here in both Potter and Randall Counties

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From Humble Beginnings

Rick Diamond
Rick Diamond

Dolly was the 4th of 12 Children raised in a cabin in Eastern Tennessee. She often credits her father as one of the smartest men she knew and discusses what held him back was his illiteracy. The Imagination Library was started in 1995 as a tribute to her father in hopes that every child has that chance to learn to read.

The Program Makes it To Amarillo

Locally here in Amarillo the good people over at story bridge who already do an amazing job of taking donated books, operating book fairs and little libraries around town have partnered up with The Imagination Library and so far have about 1600 families enrolled here in Amarillo.

Signing up is simple, it's a matter of visiting the Imagination Library page at Story Bridge's site. From there based on age children will receive monthly books that they own outright and can enjoy. One of our own Charlie has had a great experience and his story can be found here. Happy Reading!

The Charm of Main Street and Downtown Borger, Texas

This once-lawless Wild West boomtown is now a quiet town of 13,000 nestled in the Texas Panhandle. Located 40 miles north of Amarillo and 13 miles from Lake Meredith, the city of Borger is your typical small town. Friendly faces and warm greetings will surround you as you stroll down Borger's Main Street--a trip we highly recommend you take at least once in your life time.

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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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