Hurla M. Midkiff Elementary has been named a recipient of a $2000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The school requested the grant in order to build a bilingual and Spanish book collection at their campus.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of J.L. Turner the co-founder of the company. When Turner was a in third-grade his father died in an accident and had to quit school to help with the family farm in order to provide for his family. Due to his lack of literacy the foundation works diligently to help others overcome this and help them better their lives and the lives of their families.