LOUISIANA – Guests participated in home tours on Sept. 22 and 29 to benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Louisiana. 

The program mails free, high-quality books (one per month) to children from birth until they turn five at no cost to the families. Thanks to funding for postage for the program provided by Elks Lodge 791 through a 2020 spotlight grant from the National Elks Foundation, children (ages birth to 4 years old) living in the Louisiana 63353 zip code have been registered to receive free books (one per month). 

The beautiful historic home at 320 N. Main was opened to visitors due to the generosity of owners Stephen and Pamela Moss. Stephen, a history buff dressed in historically appropriate attire, led the tour and gave fascinating information about the house and included time-period facts and antidotes. 

Future tours are planned to benefit the Louisiana Historical Museum and Friends of the Louisiana Library (FOL). The Friends of the Library provided lunch and refreshments for the tours.  The FOL serves as the community partner for the Spotlight Grant. Funding from the tour will allow the program to include more children in the Imagination Library.

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