Published Tuesday March 15, 2022 in the Chattanooga Times Free Press
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. — Kelly Flemings, Vice President | Education and Outreach Coordinator - Soddy-Daisy Community Library | KELCURT Foundation
Interview with Greg Funderburg about the 2021 Trunk or Treat and "Hocus Pocus" movie in the park.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The Soddy-Daisy Community Library, along with co-sponsor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, will host the Epic Night of Literacy and Movie in the Park at Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9000 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy. The event will take place between 6:30-8:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
This week, the Soddy-Daisy Community Library and the KELCURT Foundation will release the SDCL 2021 Summer Reading Recommendations lists, and will announce the Epic Summer of Reading Program. This program is open to all ages in different categories: Pre-K - 2nd, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th, and adult. This program is open to anyone residing in or near Hamilton County. Additional information, along with summer reading recommendation lists and reading journals can be found here.
Students on their coronavirus school breaks can get a jump on their summer reading with a list of book recommendations released this week by the Soddy-Daisy Community Library.
"We've had a ton of parents contacting us for recommendations," said Kelly Flemings, the library's education and outreach coordinator. "Kids are going to have reading lists over the summer anyway. We wanted to give parents a resource to go by."
Hamilton County Schools announced Friday that the district will have designated sites throughout the community that will provide free meals for pickup for students that are in need during the closure.
Another gift to the city will be coming from the Kelcurt Foundation, announced by co-founder, Curtis Cecil. The foundation has the opportunity to distribute 50 trees, free of charge, and offered them first to the city
Diana "Dee" Heath Well known Soddy Daisy resident Diana “Dee” Heath, a founding board member of the community’s first and only public library, died Sunday at age 73. The widow of Benjamin E. Heath, Mrs. Heath moved with her husband to Tennessee from Ohio following their retirement. “She was a feisty lady,” said Curtis Cecil, owner of KELCURT Media, a video production company which now shares quarters with Soddy Daisy Community Library. “She was the inspiration for all this.
The Soddy Daisy Community Library will be hosting the city’s first Community Literacy Day. Library founder Curtis Cecil received approval at the commission meeting Thursday night to use Veterans Park on July 31 for the event that will have a Harry Potter theme. The purpose of the event is to promote reading and education within the city.
Gail PerryIn its second year, the Soddy Daisy Community Library is considered to be a huge success. It was founded by Curtis Cecil and Kelly Flemings and is under the umbrella of the KELCURT Foundation which specializes in agriculture, community and education. The library falls under both education and community. Mr. Cecil gave an update of the library to the Soddy Daisy Commissioners at the Thursday night meeting.
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