The third HOLLA! 5k Walk/Run Into The Freedom of Literacy will be May 14th in Morven.
This year’s exciting event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a literacy rally hosted by Olympia D of Old School 105.3 FM of Charlotte.  
“The purpose of the literacy rally is to get the hundreds of people we’re expecting to be motivated to support HOLLA!’s unrelenting efforts to improve reading, introduce literacy programs to the community, as well as to warm up for the over three-mile trek,” said Kishia Dunlap, HOLLA!’s board chair.  

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HOLLA! and AHS YCC 'Connect' For Male Mentorship Project

Forty-five ninth-graders with Anson High School’s Youth Career Connect program attended the male mentoring and motivational retreat at the HOLLA Center in Morven on April 8.

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“I am blessed by this,” said Ted Ward, veterans benefits officer for Anson County government, as the teens came in with firm handshakes.

Ward was one of several men invited to share inspirational life experiences with the youth. Other speakers included Sheriff Landric Reid, Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer, HOLLA activities director Alex Gaddy, local DJ Kenwyn Gatewood, county Commissioner Jarvis Woodburn and Robert Gatewood, founder and president of The Marketing Pulpit International in Washington, D.C.
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