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8:24 PM Tue, Dec. 11th

Democratic Women of the Prescott area children’s book drive benefits Taylor Hicks School

Pictured from left to right: Jan Manolis, (DWPA board member), Taylor Hicks teachers Mr. Folkers and Ms. Runyan, Jo Craycraft (DWPA board member) and Kari Hull (Chairwoman of DWPA).

Pictured from left to right: Jan Manolis, (DWPA board member), Taylor Hicks teachers Mr. Folkers and Ms. Runyan, Jo Craycraft (DWPA board member) and Kari Hull (Chairwoman of DWPA).

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) recently organized a children’s book drive for Taylor Hicks Elementary School. The donation, valued at more than $300, was gifted to Taylor Hicks’ teachers, Ms. Runyan and Mr. Folkers, on Nov. 2 by DWPA board members Jo Craycraft and Jan Manolis, and DWPA chair Kari Hull.

Among the many book titles in this donation were 100 “Women Who Made History” by DK Books, “Girls Who Rocked the World” by Michelle McCann and Amelia Welden and “We the People-The Story of Our Constitution” by Lynne Cheney.

The DWPA considers Arizona public schools to be in a funding crisis; book donations are a small part of the work the DWPA does to assist area public schools get the funding they need to fill libraries with a variety of books that help provide a well-rounded education for children.

The DWPA was founded in 1988 by Jerry Emmett, a retired elementary school teacher herself, 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.