Marietta Hicks of Roscoe Reading Program, DAR Community Service Award Recipient
General Marion's Brigade, the Moncks Corner Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presented Marietta Hicks the NSDAR Community Service Award on March 17, 2012. Ms. Hicks also 1st Place in District VI and 3rd Place at the State Level. Marietta Hicks is the Founder of Roscoe Reading Program (RRP). Since 2002 the RRP has successfully encouraged reading among Berkeley County schools. She started with 25 students in 2002 at Berkeley Intermediate School using a rescue dog named Roscoe. Today, the RRP has over 3200 students in 14 schools in Berkeley County with several rescue and therapy dogs adding to the fun. Last year this program gave away over 27, 000 books to students. Reading forms the foundation to a successful life and RRP is encouraging reading "one paw at a time."
General Marion's Brigade presented the NSDAR Award Certificate and Pin with a $100 donation to the Roscoe Reading Program. Catherine Dixon, the Junior Ambassador of the RRP and a 5th grade student of Bonner Elementary, nominated Ms. Hicks for her community service with a letter to General Marion's Brigade. In the photo is Catherine Dixion, Marietta Hicks and Cathi Lee of General Marion's Brigade.
If you would like to nominate a recipient for Community Service, please contact the Moncks Corner NSDAR Chapter, GeneralMarionsBrigade@gmail.com