First lady to help start up reading foundation

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Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be the keynote speaker for the kick-off luncheon for The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents understand how important it is to read to and with their young children daily.

The luncheon kickoff will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 21 in the student lounge of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

Tickets are $25 each. Any net proceeds will be used by the foundation to help with its mission.

Call Deborah Alexander-Davis at 717-3005 for tickets or further information.