The Marion Chamber of Commerce, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and many other community partners started their annual tour last week of third grade classrooms in Marion County to distribute the book, “Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox” by Kate Salley Palmer. This was the tenth year third graders received the book. To date, over 3,600 copies of the book have been distributed. Marion County School District Special Projects Officer, Deborah Wimberly, took time to tell each class how special Francis Marion was to their area during the American Revolution. Marion Chamber Director, Cindy Rogers said, “The children look forward to our visit every year and absolutely love this book.” She explained the project has had a two-fold impact; impressing the importance of reading and giving the young people a sense of how important their county was in the history of our nation. Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, MUSC Health, Robert E. Lee Attorney’s office and Sheriff Brian Wallace all came to help give out copies of the book. Schools receiving books included Marion Elementary School, Creek Bridge STEM Academy, McCormick Elementary School, Pee Dee Academy and Mullins-Marion Christian School.