Charity Day grants help many entities in Greene County


Horse races such as this make Charity Day exciting
Saturday, March 5, is Charity Day at Greenetrack.
There are two charity days in Greene County each year. This year the two days are March 5 and July 2.
The money (or handle) bet on simulcast horse racing or dog racing on Charity Day goes to help various non-profit, tax exempt entities within the county with their various programs.
This year, the entities include the Greene County School System (Paramount, Greene County High, Eutaw Primary and Carver Middle School, as well as the Athletic Department; the Children’s Policy Council, the J. C. Poole Library, various local volunteer fire departments and community centers.
Marilyn Joyce Gibson, librarian at the Poole Library, says that Charity Day funds help make their summer reading program possible. This program, each summer, brings youth to the library to read books. Those who read the most books are honored at the end of each year’s program.
District Judge Lillie Jones-Osborne says that the funding the Children’s Policy Council receives from the Racing Commission is used in various aspects of their after-school youth tutorial program. It is often used for field trips. “That money means a great deal to us,” said the Judge. “Our youth enjoy the various trips and it helps them in many ways.”

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