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Aug. 5 declared Dolly Parton Day in Nashville, Tennessee

Parton has a foundation that works to equip Tennessee students with what they need to graduate and succeed.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The mayor of Nashville, Tennessee has declared Aug. 5 as Dolly Parton Day in Music City.

WTVF-TV report Mayor David Briley was with the country singer and actress on Monday when he signed the proclamation. Briley called her one of "Tennessee's greatest education and literacy advocates."

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Parton has a foundation that works to equip Tennessee students with what they need to graduate and succeed.

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 She also founded the Imagination Library, which sends free books to children in participating communities from birth until age 5.

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