The family of the late Jean McManus were special guest at a milestone books given for Dolly Parton Imagination Library ceremony at the Acadian Medical Center. From left are Jimmie Francois, Brittany Aguillard, Brenda Francois, Dana Duvall, Tracy Duvall, Mary Johnson, Keith Johnson, Donna Baltakis, Ginger LeCompte and CEO of Acadian Medical Kevin Frank.
Ten years ago, Acadian Medical Center, partnered with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to distribute Dolly Parton Imagination Library enrollment forms in the hospital’s maternity ward and waiting areas.
The effort helped establish the state’s first Dolly Parton Imagination Library provide books and information to parents of newborns.
After a decade, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, as the Imagination Library affiliate for St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, has provided over 100,000 free and age-appropriate books to about 3,000 local children.