September 25, 2022
Celebrated on Sept. 8 each year, International Literacy Day was created by UNESCO in 1967 to “remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” The theme for this year was Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista helped transform the small rural Sulphur Springs Library that is re-opening after being closed for seven years. Altrusa donated 1,362 books, 40 DVDs and two cases of hand sanitizer to help the library re-open. Pictured Melinda Griffin (from left), library director; Altrusa members Karen McAuley, Gail Cowden, Terri McClure, Sue McEvoy, Gay Kiker, Connie Brown, Pat Schrad; and Mayor Shane Weber.