United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Announces the 5th Annual Storybook Breakfast Fundraiser Presented by MMC Pediatrics

Jan 22, 2024 at 12:04 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN - MMC Pediatrics presents the Fifth Annual Storybook Breakfast fundraising event. This year’s event will be held at Overall Creek Elementary School on Saturday, February 3rd, with two sessions, starting at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.

Families will enjoy interacting with some of the most popular storytime characters, including Rainbow Fish, Madeline, Junie B. Jones, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Pete the Cat. Participants will also enjoy breakfast provided by Smoothie King and Whataburger, Imagination Library story time, photo opportunities with storybook characters, and other family-fun activities.


As a part of the 2030 Bold Goals Initiative to increase kindergarten readiness, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties works as the sustaining partner of Imagination Library to deliver books to approximately 17,000 Rutherford and Cannon County children ages birth to five every month. This early literacy program helps develop positive social-emotional and behavioral skills and creates a consistent parent-child bonding experience through the love of books.

“United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is the local sustaining partner for Imagination Library, providing books at no cost to our families who are enrolled,” explains United Way Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ella Weaver. “Fundraisers like Storybook Breakfast are important because they allow us to continue enriching lives through the local Imagination Library program and inspire a love of reading for all children in our community that will impact them for years to come.”

Your local Imagination Library is powered by the support of donors within our local community. Supporting your local Imagination Library increases early literacy in our local community and helps children succeed in school. All proceeds from Storybook Breakfast benefit Imagination Library recipients in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

Dr. Shannon Moran from MMC Pediatrics shares why supporting the Imagination Library and Storybook Breakfast is so important. “Starting reading at an early age can help develop a child’s language, vocabulary, and intellect. Making reading a part of their daily routine, as young as infants, positively impacts a child’s life. As a pediatrician and as a father, it’s important for MMC Pediatrics to not only sponsor this event, but to participate as well. We look forward to attending and reading stories to attendees each year!”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person, with a $60 household maximum, and can be purchased at yourlocaluw.org/storybook.

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