The Metropolitan Republican Women have donated copies of books by Rush Limbaugh and Callista Gingrich to W.G. Schneckenburger Elementary School in Kenner and the North Kenner branch of the Jefferson Parish Public Library.
“Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” featuring Ellis the Elephant were donated as part of the Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Project of the National Federation of Republican Women. Republican women’s clubs have donated books to schools and libraries for 45 years.
The local Metro Club has close ties to the Start the Adventure in Reading program. Club President Pam Clower is a STAIR tutor, and past club President Linda Bergeron is STAIR site director at Grace Church in Kenner. Several club members tutor second-graders at Schneckenburger on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and the club donates $200 to STAIR each year.