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L-R (siting): Dominic Negron, Terrel Butler, Keshav Persaud, Jessie Smith, Mason Ulmer, Logan Casebolt. 
L-R (standing): Asst. Coach Yost, Darius Quintana, Will Puskar, Tobias Ricks, Jason, Pritchard, Josh Marosi, Coach Tapiro.  2024 Boys Tennis Team photo, courtesy of coaches Tapiro and Yost, used with permission.
Stroudsburg Boys' Tennis Update
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A musical icon, an entrepreneur, a living legend: Dolly Parton

Celebrating Women’s History Month
Peyton Costigan
Half time shows, Country music awards, free children’s books for all; Dolly Parton is a living legend

Dolly Parton is a very well known person in the music industry; known for her country music, specifically.

Some of her biggest hits were “Joshua,” “Jolene,” “The Bargain Store,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Here You Come Again,” “9 to 5,” and “ Islands in the Stream.” 

Parton, however, is much more than a musician. She is one of the most influential women in all of history. 

She is the wealthiest country music artist, male or female, with a net worth of $350 Million. 

Dolly found success with country star Porter Wagoner in the 1960s and has been singing for over 50 years. She is still singing today; last year she performed during the Thanksgiving game halftime show in Dallas. 

She also has been in some famous movies such as 9 to 5, The best little *****house in Texas, and Steel Magnolias. Altogether, she has won 13 ACMs, 10 Grammys, and 9 CMAs. 

She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Many of these accomplishments are well known, but the other sides of Dolly are not as highly publicized. 

In 1986, she opened a theme park named Dollywood in Tennessee that has been visited by millions of people across the world. 

Dollywood was created to enhance the economy of her native Sevier county and where people could celebrate and have fun. Dolly Parton had to pay $165 Million to pay for  the park. Dollywood brings in over $3 Million a year and the money is used for the county.  

Dolly Parton’s dad can’t read nor write due to the fact when he was younger, he wasn’t able to learn those things. This partially inspired her to create a children’s book company. She teamed up with Mackenzie Haley, an illustrator from Louisville, Kentucky. 

They create and mail free books to children from birth to five years old. The books include Ninja Club, Sleepover, Pegasisters go to Camp, and Snitchy Witch, among others. Parton does this in an effort to increase children literacy the world over. 

As of November 2023, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 224 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.

Born January 19, 1946, Dolly is 78 years old. She is happily married to Carl Thomas Dean, with no children. 

There was a baby left at her doorstep and she took care of it until human services got there. She has a total of 11 siblings, Stella Wiladeebe, Rachel, Randy, Freida Estekke, Larry Gerald, Cassie Nan, David Willbourn, Floyd, Coy Denver, Robert Lee some of the following siblings have passed due to causes, there is a set of twins (Freida and Rachel.) Her parents are Avie Lee Owens and Robert Lee Parton. They are from Pittman Center, TN.

Parton has been a pioneer for women for decades and continues to be. She is so much more than just an entertainer; she is the highest quality of human being.

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    Linda DucasMar 26, 2024 at 10:51 PM

    I absolutely love Dolly! She is so talented, has a beautiful voice (Google her rendition of “He’s Alive!), but mostly I love her attitude about people and life in general. Just an all-around great person.