2021 Rogers Scholar and Wolfe County High School student Ginger Johnson, dressed as the Tooth Fairy, hosted Literacy Storybook Day at Wolfe County Extension Office for her community service project.

Approximately 219 kindergarten and first-grade students at all three county elementary schools participated in the event. Each child went home with a toothbrush and toothpaste and a children’s book.

“This project was very special to me, because I got to teach kids about the importance of brushing their teeth and visiting the dentist. It made me happy seeing how interested they were in the story I read them, and I enjoyed seeing the smiles on their faces as they listened to the book being read.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.