Nonprofits in Brief: Democratic Women donate children’s books to Taylor Hicks

Democratic Women donate children’s books to Taylor Hicks

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) organized a children’s book drive for Taylor Hicks School recently. The project was led by Val and Larry Meads (members of DWPA and Prescott Indivisible), and the book donation of more than $300 was presented to Taylor Hicks fourth grade teachers, Roberta Runyan and April Herzig on Dec. 20.

Some of the book titles: Lynne Cheney’s New York Times bestselling illustrated history, The Story of Our Constitution, as well as many other award winners and best sellers, among them: Because of Winn-Dixie, The Story of Ferdinand and The Lorax.

The DWPA understands that the public schools in the Prescott area and in Arizona are in a funding crisis. This book donation is only the beginning of the work the DWPA plans to do to help public schools get the funding they need so they can fill the libraries with the variety of books that help provide a well-rounded education for children.

DWPA was founded in 1988 by Jerry Emmett, who said “We must continue to do our part to make sure our voices are translated into action.”

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) is a 527 political committee with membership open to any registered Democrat. It is affiliated with the national and state Federations. The DWPA board grants Emerge Arizona scholarships to train Democratic women to run for office and college scholarships for graduating seniors who are registered Democrats or, if they are too young to vote, who have a Democratic parent, grandparent or guardian.

MLK March in Prescott

The Coalition for Compassion and Justice is helping organize some activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15.

A Peace and Justice March is scheduled for 10 a.m. starting at Prescott College, 220 Grove. Ave.

Snacks and interactive displays are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St.

The MLK Legacy celebration takes place at 11 a.m. at the church.

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, the MLK Special Program evening service is scheduled at St. Luke’s Ebony Christian Church, 12191 E. Turquoise Circle in Dewey.

American Lutheran School Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Calling all former teachers, staff, and  students of American Lutheran School!  Established in 1987, American Lutheran School is commemorating its 30th year of serving young families in the Prescott area.  All past staff, students, and families are cordially invited to a celebration on Sunday, January 21 during the 10:30 AM worship services at American Lutheran Church (1085 Scott Drive, Prescott).   Visit with those who started their educational journey with you, and enjoy cake, displays from current students, a photo booth, and lots of reminiscing.  For more information, or if you have photos to share for the event, email  Director, Lori Barbe at preschool@americanlutheran.net.