As a national service organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution promotes and values the spirit of volunteerism in its members as well as individuals who work to make their communities better places in which to live.

Education is one of the three main focuses of NSDAR with the promotion of literacy a major emphasis. The Literacy Champion Award Certificate recognizes individuals who contribute within their community in an outstanding manner through service and organizing and participating in community activities that promote literacy. This year, the Gen. John Caldwell Chapter is proud to present to Kathy Svoboda a Literacy Champion Award Certificate for her work and leadership in the George Coon Public Library Friends of the Library Organization.

Svoboda has served as president of the "Friends" for many years; in fact, she was a member of the original group when it was founded in 1994. Under her leadership, the organization updated its bylaws and obtained a 501 (c)3 tax exempt status. She is the driving force behind organizing and running the highly successful, annual, week-long Black Patch Book Sale.

A dedicated volunteer for all library programs, Svoboda has been a major promoter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program and the Kentucky Humanities Prime Time Family Reading Program that reach many, many local children and families to encourage reading in the home. In addition to her work with library programming and the "Friends," Svoboda is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the George Coon Public Library, a position that she has held for the past 2 ½ years.

The Gen. John Caldwell Chapter wishes to thank Svoboda for her dedication to the promotion of literacy and is proud to present her with this Literacy Champion Certificate.

The Gen. John Caldwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution observed its 50th Anniversary on Oct. 9, 2020. Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, activities to celebrate this golden anniversary are being included in the 2021 program year. At the chapter Flag Day/Annual Meeting on June 12, 2021, chapter regent Ellen Dunning presented a $50 gift in honor of the anniversary to the George Coon Public Library and to the Glenn Martin Genealogy Library. 

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