By Rebecca Carlson
Jan 16, 2020
Pensacola added a new reason to celebrate service in the community at this month’s City Council meeting. Mayor Grover Robinson and council members honored local nonprofit Open Books & The Prison Book Project by proclaiming Jan. 16 as Open Books Prison Book Project Day.
The event celebrates 20 years of the organization’s efforts in Pensacola. “It’s big deal for our group but it’s especially great for grassroots volunteer organizations to be recognized by the cities they serve,” longtime volunteer Dale Welch said.
Councilmember John Jerralds also expressed his gratitude for the project’s work in sending books and educational materials to inmates throughout the state of Florida.
The event was held in City Council Chambers where Open Books board members and volunteers were in attendance.