Franklin County’s Dinner Divas have done it again.
The group of women, who combine love of entertaining with their spirit of service, have arranged for every child who sits on Santa’s knee in Franklin County this holiday season to receive an age-appropriate book purchased by Bring Me A Book Franklin.
Seventy-five supporters of Bring Me a Book converged on the lovely Eastpoint home of Hank and Elaine Kozlowsky Saturday evening to enjoy an impressive spread prepared by the Dinner Divas. A covey of ladies in robin’s egg blue aprons bustled about filling glasses and keeping the tables plentifully laden.
The event raised enough money to purchase 815 books for Bring Me A Book’s annual Christmas giveaway. Books will be presented to children up to age 12 who come to visit Santa during appearances at Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint and St. George Island.
Bunnie Ison, the group’s spokesperson, said this year’s titles include “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Henry and Mudge,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” and volumes from the Judy Moody series.
Part of the money was raised by a raffle for “A Truck Named Tony,” by Jane Hawkins of St. George Island and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hawkins said the story, almost 10 years in the making, is about a truck that belonged to her husband and later her son. Barbara Iman, Deb Cizek and Sherrie Roberts held the winning tickets.
Also raffled was a painting of a black Labrador retriever created by Susan Richardson of Apalachicola. The picture was purchased by the Divas during a recent fundraiser for the Houston Humane Society following Hurricane Harvey. The winner of the oil painting was Apalachicola’s Shannon Lease.