Kenny Rogers Helps Raise Over $60K For Dolly's Imagination Library
September 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM (PT)
Just days after announcing his retirement (NET NEWS 9/25), Country icon KENNY ROGERS returned to DOLLYWOOD to help long-time friend and duet partner, DOLLY PARTON, raise money and awareness for her IMAGINATION LIBRARY. PARTON's IMAGINATION LIBRARY is a book gifting program for kids from birth to age five. ROGERS performed for a sold-out crowd at DOLLYWOOD's D.P. CELEBRITY THEATRE, raising a total of over $60,000 for the IMAGINATION LIBRARY program.
"You know, she's an amazing person," remarked ROGERS of PARTON. "She can take something and really grow it into something fantastic. DOLLY has shipped over 70 million books! I think it's a great idea. I'm glad to be a part of this, and I hope it helps!" PARTON echoed the sentiments, saying, "I'm so grateful to KENNY for wanting to help my IMAGINATION LIBRARY. He's always been such a great friend to me, and I'm so happy that he made time to come to DOLLYWOOD, and I know the fans just loved it. KENNY, if you're reading this, I want you to know just how much I appreciate you, and you know I'll always love you!"