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July 11, 2018

SHIRLEY’S GOURMET POPCORN RAISES MORE THAN $2,200 FOR READING AND LITERACY

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SHIRLEY’S GOURMET POPCORN RAISES MORE THAN $2,200 FOR READING AND LITERACY
 
Funds raised during annual June event benefit Goshen Public Library
 
GOSHEN, Ind. – Shirley’s summer of 2018 is one for the books. Literally.
 
In June, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company of Goshen pledged 100% of sales during Shirley’s annual birthday celebration to the Goshen Public Library. After the day concluded, the store raised a grand total of $2,234.35, presented to the library on June 27.
 
“The Goshen Public Library’s programs and materials are a vital resource for our community,” said Kate Leaman, Shirley’s Goshen store owner. "We are proud to support the library as part of our core commitment to sharing a love of reading."
 
The Goshen Public Library serves their community by having services and resources available that encourage independent learning of local residents. Some of their programs for children include Story Time, Book Clubs, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and Baby and Me Lap sit. The services for children at the library strive to help children discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.
 
Funds raised for local reading and literacy organizations during this year’s birthday celebration total more than $21,000 across all seven Shirley’s stores in Ohio, Virginia, and Indiana.
 
Shirley’s commitment to reading and literacy programs extends beyond the annual birthday event. During National Reading Month in March, Shirley’s shares free bags of its hand created gourmet popcorn with readers of all ages who complete at least six hours of reading. Between Shirley’s National Reading Month promotion and the birthday celebrations at each of the Shirley’s stores, the brand has collectively given more than $120,000 in cash and product donations to local reading and literacy causes since 2014.
  
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