Yazoo City High School students were able to take three books home thanks to the CHEER program. Pictured from left are Kelsea Hogue, Alexandria Curry, Rodney Mitchell, Antwran Hodges and Kimberly Lewis.By JAMIE PATTERSON
Two hundred homes within the community will now have miniature libraries thanks to an international program that began in Yazoo City.
CHEER, an educational organization, donated a thousand books to parents and their children at Yazoo City High School Wednesday afternoon.
The group will continue its efforts next month with another thousand books being distributed to Yazoo families.
For Dr. Barbara Starling Ricks, chairman and CEO of CHEER, it is the least she can do to give back to her community.
“What makes this very special is that this is where it all started,” she said. “My mother, aunt and uncle were the charter members of this organization. They were the ones who prepared the very first shipment.”
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