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Local elementary schools get new books for MLK Day

Student volunteers with Volunteers in Action delivered new books to Riley Elementary School Monday morning in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Back row: Joni Wood, librarian, Selam Ball, Brianna Schartz, Jesus Villegas (he’s holding the book), Liberty Marsh, Brenda McCulley, SFA Tutor/Teacher...

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Student volunteers from Great Bend High School delivered new books to the libraries of each of Great Bend’s elementary schools Monday morning.  It was one way Martin Luther King Day was celebrated, because as Linn Hogg with Volunteers In Action said, King believed all people should work hard to get the best education they could.
Volunteers in Action sought and received a grant from the Kansas Volunteer Commission for the Martin Luther King Day project.  
“We were able to cover all elementary schools in Great Bend , and the public library too,” she said.
A budget of $100 per library ...

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