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Posted: Thursday, May 14th 2009 at 2:54pm

White County Rotary presents Dolly with Cabbage Patch baby

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PIGEON FORGE, TN - During the Rotary District 6910 annual Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this past weekend, the Rotary Club of White County presented a special Cabbage Patch Kid to Dolly Parton.

This one of a kind "Baby Dolly," which was made in the likeness of Dolly Parton, was approved and signed by Cabbage Patch Kids Founder, Xavier Roberts.

In March, Rotary International announced a partnership with Dolly Parton and her Imagination Library where they mail one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. During a special presentation, Director of Communications for Babyland General Hospital and the Cabbage Patch Kids Margaret McLean presented the Cabbage Patch Kid to Dolly. The entertainer signed the official adoption paper plus took the "Oath of Adoption," making her the newest Cabbage Patch parent.

McLean said, “ We are very selective when we agree to do a one-of-a-kind, celebrity Cabbage Patch Kid.

“Dolly Parton’s support of child literacy and her loyalty to her community, mirrors the philosophy of BabyLand General® Hospital and Cabbage Patch Kids. She is an excellent role model for our young 'adoptive parents,' who learn that love comes with commitment and responsibilities."

Maria Jurado-Flynn, White County Rotary Club President-Elect said, “This was our Club's way to say thank you to Dolly for inspiring so many children to learn to read.”

The program distributes more than 2.5 million free books to children annually. Rotary is known worldwide as a leader in community service and through its actions, the local club is committed to Rotary’s motto of, “Service Above Self.”

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