By Joshua Huff, sports editor
LEEDS — Leeds’ Jane Culbreth Library was the recipient of a $2,500 check distributed from the Jefferson County Community Service Fund and personally handed out by Rep. Dickie Drake, R-Leeds.
Library director Melanie Carden announced the news on Wednesday along with how the library will use the funds, which will go towards the virtual Summer Reading Program that will be hosted through the Beanstack online platform.
“Each participant, child, or student can track their reading through the Beanstack app, which will be supported by the check from Jefferson County Community Service Fund,” Carden wrote. “Beginning June 1, everyone can register for the LJCL Summer Reading program through the Beanstack app.”
The Jefferson County Community Service Fund was created to serve a public purpose to support a variety of public institutions such as public schools, public roads, public museums, public libraries, public zoos, public parks, neighborhood associations, public athletic facilities, public youth sports associations, public sidewalks, public trails, public greenways, police and fire departments, public arts, among others.
Drake is a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant who served 42 years in the military. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has 31 military awards and flew 102 combat missions during his time in the military
Drake has been in office since 2011.