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Making A Difference: School In Bourbon Co. Receives Surprise Donation

Posted: 5:18 PM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 17:18:14-04

BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– After a school district had to cut funding for books at one elementary school, local hospital workers sprung into action to surprise the librarian and her students.

With the help of Bourbon County Hospital, Edward Jones, Miranda WHiles, and Colorpoint, the library received $1,000 for new books.

The kids of North Middleton Elementary screamed when they heard about the donation. The kids were eager to read, but they needed books.

Librarian Ashley Isaacs was excited too, all of her budget this year was spent on a new computer checkout system that was desperately needed.

“The money we did have to buy books had to go for that so then we got no books. So the books we get is what I get from having book fairs, having fundraisers, raising money, sending out letters, that’s all we get. So this is pretty nice,” said Isaacs.

Isaacs reached out to a local hospital for help and they came through big time so Isaacs could make sure her kids turn the page in the new school year.

“I’m crying so it’s pretty awesome. And it’s a big surprise like I say if I raise 2 or 3 or $400 it’s a good year. So this is really exciting,” said Isaacs.