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ADK fosters a lifetime of reading
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One lucky newborn received a large basket of books to kick start its love of reading. The donation was made by the local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honor society for women educators. Pictured, from left, are members Whitney Dyer, Debbie Dunham, Sheri Garrett, and Faith McGee.

October’s first baby at Saint Thomas River Park received a whole lot of books.


The books were donated to the newborn by Alpha lota, a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK), a group that strives to build up, develop, and strengthen the morals and principals of democracy and the high standards of education.


“We celebrate our organization’s roots every October with a donation of some kind,” said Alpha lota member Faith McGee. “Last year we placed a Little Free Library at Hickory Creek Elementary School. This year we donated a basket of books to the first born baby in Warren County in October.”


The couple graciously accepted the gift, but declined to be included in the write-up.


ADK is an international honor society for women educators which was founded in 1947 in Kansas City, Mo.


Alpha lota, the Warren County Chapter, was organized in 1965. The current local chapter is actively involved in many altruistic endeavors which includes: giving a scholarship each year to a senior girl who will be pursuing a career in education, helping the FUEL program at WCHS, sponsoring a family at Christmas, starting a Little Free Library, and the basket of books donation.


In donating the basket, ADK hopes to instill the love of reading in the child’s life as well as her family.