December 29, 2010
Davis-Kidd founders create charitable fund
By Erin Lawley
Posted on December 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm
As their 30-year-old bookstore closes, Karen Davis and Thelma Kidd are partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to establish a charitable fund to support Middle Tennessee nonprofit programs dedicated to promoting books, reading and learning.
“Knowing Davis-Kidd can ‘live on’ through The Community Foundation means a great deal to Thelma and me,” said Karen Davis, one of the store’s founders. “We also hope the fund will have meaning for those who found a community of readers, learners and idea sharers within the stacks and cozy nooks of Davis-Kidd throughout the years.”
“The bookstore has provided a unique environment that nurtured a love of reading in people of all ages, from storytime for children to author book signings. We hope that this fund will continue to support those who already love, or are learning to love reading, for years to come,” said Thelma Kidd.