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ELCHC Opens Book Garden

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) opened the Book Garden to the Community Thursday, August 24th. The Book Garden was made possible through the efforts of Drew Valenti, a recent graduate of Jesuit High School who completed more than 700 community service hours before his senior year was completed.  Valenti received the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Community Hero award of $50,000, $25,000 went toward his education and he designated the other $25,000 to fund the ELCHC Book Garden to help combat illiteracy.

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