All proceeds from this event go into the Howard Mabe Literacy Fund to be used to purchase new books and to fund early literacy programs for over 2,000 young children in Stokes County, which encourages the love of reading beginning at an early age. Your participation will help to support such programs as:


  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - 1,350 children are now enrolled! Dolly makes it easier for us by keeping our portion of the cost as low as possible, but our part can add up. On the average our cost is $25 to $30 per child, per year. 


  • Reach Out and Read – Currently, we are providing 204 books annually to LifeBrite Pediatric Clinic of Danbury. We are also excited to fund a new program at Novant Health Pediatrics in King that is estimated to provide 500 books annually for the young children they serve. 


  • Hundreds of FREE resources for check-out available to the public through the Lending Library, such as books, puppets, puzzles, activity boxes and much more. 


  • In the past year, we have purchased and then loaned out more than 25 text books to college students enrolled in an early childhood degree program. 


  • Over 200 books are given away annually at community events like our Little Folks Festival. 


  • Because of the success of this event, we have been able to use proceeds to help support other underfunded programs that focus on family support, health, and early care and education. 

Click here to download policies for the Howard Mabe Literacy Fund.