The Bookcase Literacy Project has been an ongoing work for Conway’s Jim Davidson, and the sixth annual Bookcase Literacy Banquet is another in a long list of efforts to provide children with a bookcase filled with items to read.
The banquet, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Bob Courtway Middle School Cafeteria in Conway, is the latest way those who support the literacy project can help out. For the price of a book, or in this case $15.95, those in attendance can enjoy a meal and help an important and local cause. The banquet is hosted by the Conway Bookcase Project Committee.
Proceeds from the banquet will go toward the construction of bookcases for children of low-income families.
“With 42 million adults who cannot read at the fifth grade level, and missing out on most opportunities, we see the consequences of illiteracy every day of our lives,” Davidson said. “The economic loss and the wasted human potential are taking a toll far greater than most Americans realize. The good news is we can do something about it. Bookcases with books save lives. Reading saves lives. Literacy saves lives.”
The banquet will include entertainment by the Conway Women’s Chorus, and those in attendance will also receive a complimentary copy of Davidson’s book, “New Revised Edition of Learning, Earning & Giving Back.”
Tickets to the event are available at the Log Cabin Democrat.