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Dolly Parton joins the Cleethorpes Rotary Club

By | Published on Thursday 11 December 2014

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has accepted an invitation to join the Cleethorpes wing of the Rotary Club, so isn’t that nice?

This country star’s improbable twinning with the organisation follows the Rotary-backed launch of a Dolly Parton Imagination Library, one of many international facilities promoting literacy for pre-school kids, at the local Little Stars Day Nursery.

Cleethorpes’ one-time Rotary Club president Rolf Sperr has said: “We wrote to her and we never actually expected this. All of a sudden we got an email saying Dolly accepted to be an honorary member of our club. We couldn’t believe it, to be really honest”.

Asked if Ms Parton might one day visit their local branch of her Imagination Library initiative, club member Steven Brickett told The Grimsby Telegraph: “It’s possible. She could do, I don’t know”.

I know. And it’s a no. Still, hey, at least the kids have the next best thing, a life-sized Dolly made of cardboard.