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United Way Event to Feature Dolly Parton Representative

Christy Crouse, regional director of the Dollywood Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the United Way Women’s Leadership Council Regional Meeting June 5 at the Williamsport YWCA. Crouse’s visit is in conjunction with the United Way led initiative to bring the benefits of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to pre-school youngsters in Lycoming County.

“For the past few years we have been collaborating with other United Way organizations in the Susquehanna River Region to establish the Women’s Leadership Council. Through these efforts we have identified early childhood education as a priority human service need throughout the region,” explained Scott N. Lowery, Lycoming County United Way executive director.

“With an expressed goal to better prepare youngsters for entry into the school systems the WLC will be working with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to introduce the world of reading to pre-school youngsters. Participating youngsters will receive age-appropriate books mailed directly to their homes each month. Through this program hundreds of youngsters will be introduced to the world of reading, while at the same time strengthening the parent/child relationship,” Lowery added.

The Women’s Leadership Council reception and Crouse’s presentation will be held at the YWCA, June 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by FNB Bank. Reservations are required. For information contact the Lycoming County United Way, 323-9448 or email to


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