Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jacob Timmons performs with The Parton Family in Kingstree, South Carolina

Check out this exclusive performance by Jacob Timmons, Randy Parton, Heidi Lou Parton and the Moonlight Bandits during the 1st Annual Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Benefit Concert in Kingstree, South Carolina!


Monday, October 22, 2007

Dolly Parton surprises packed audience

Dolly Parton surprises packed audience with remote appearance in Kingstree, South Carolina to introduce Jacob Timmons and kick off the 1st Annual Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Benefit Concert.

South Carolinians were roaring with excitement and applause Sunday night as Dolly Parton kicked off the 1st annual benefit concert in South Carolina to raise funding and awareness for her early childhood literacy program, “Dolly’s Imagination Library” via video remote. Jacob Timmons took the stage and wow’s the crowd along with Dolly’s brother, Randy Parton, niece, Heidi Lou Parton, Ryan Morris and The Moonlight Bandits. The show was packed with country, pop, jazz, rock, gospel and even patriotic music as well as exclusive video produced for Randy Parton’s show in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Official press release, photos and videos of the performance will be released this week.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Benefit Concert is Grand Finale of 35th Annual Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Benefit Concert is Grand Finale of 35th Annual Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival
Thousands making their way to Kingstree, South Carolina for highly anticipated concert event of the year!

Kingstree, South Carolina October 21, 2007 This Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7pm the wait will be over for those who have marked their calendar and plan to attend the 1st Annual Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Benefit Concert starring an exclusive video appearance by Dolly Parton, performances by Dolly’s brother, Randy Parton, her niece Heidi Lou Parton, Kingstree’s local celebrity and long time friend of the Parton family, Jacob Timmons, Randy Parton’s band the Moonlight Bandits and an array of fantastic singers from all across the country.

Since S.D. Professionals, LLC and The Randy Parton Theatre announced that they will present the 1st Annual Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Benefit Concert in Timmons’ hometown of Kingstree, South Carolina, as an effort to raise awareness throughout South Carolina for the non-profit’s cause, providing children’s books to participating community children every month until the age of five, tens of thousands of people have contacted the concert headquarters to voice their excitement and support and over 1 million viewers to date have visited from all around the world to watch exclusive video of Dolly Parton encouraging concert goers to attend the event and help support the program both on MySpace and YouTube as well as the official concert site and the official festival website
The family, fun-filled event will extend this year’s Kingstree Pi Pickin’ Festival into Sunday, October 21st and will feature must-see performances from Jacob Timmons, Randy Parton, Heidi Lou Parton, Ryan Morris and The Moonlight Bandits incorporating a medley of pop, rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, gospel and patriotic music.

As the finale of the 35th Annual Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival, the benefit concert will be held Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Kingstree Recreation Park in Kingstree, South Carolina, compliments of S.D. Professionals, LLC and The Randy Parton Theatre. Although admission is completely free, donations will be accepted at the park entrance to help raise funds for the Imagination Library’s early literacy program in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. Additionally, donations are accepted any time on the Imagination Library Web site,, where the proceeds go directly back to the contributing community.

“Join me in making my Imagination Library a reality for all children of South Carolina”…Dolly Parton

The benefit was made possible by the will and power of the show’s creators and producers, Jacob Timmons and Randy Parton, brother of country music superstar Dolly Parton. Just for this one special night Parton brings together his entire cast, band and crew from The Randy Parton Theatre in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. For additional information about the event and the festival, visit or call the town of Kingstree at 843-355-7484.

Currently, the Imagination Library works with local partners in 27 communities in South Carolina and a total of 600 communities in 43 states and Canada. The Imagination Library mails books to more than a quarter million children each month, and will provide approximately 4.5 million books in 2007.

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Founded in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a non-profit organization that gives hundreds of thousands of books each month to registered children until the age of five in participating communities all over the United States and Canada. Promoting early childhood literacy, the foundation believes in helping children dream more, learn more, care more and be more through its educational campaign. To contribute your donation, become a sponsor in your community or register your child to receive a book every month, visit

About S. D. Professionals, LLC
S. D. Professionals, LLC, bringing life to imagination, as its slogan states, is a multi-media production and all-solution Web development firm that combines innovative ideas, creativity and technology to achieve the vision and goals of the client for a memorable experience. Founded in 1997, S. D. Professionals, LLC serves thousands of clients worldwide ranging from well-established corporations to celebrity clients, with a special focus on new and growing small businesses. For more information, please visit

About The Randy Parton Theatre
The Randy Parton Theatre is the cornerstone of a world-class music and entertainment destination, the Carolina Crossroads Music & Entertainment District, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The Randy Parton Theatre currently headlines Randy Parton, brother of country music megastar Dolly Parton, and his talented band, The Moonlight Bandits, in a live music variety show. For more information, visit

- S.D. Professionals, LLC -
© 2007 S.D. Professionals, LLC All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 speaks to Festival Director Mike Kirby interview with Mike Kirby, festival coordinator for Kingstree Pig Pickin’, bringing you and update on the 35th Annual Kingstree Pig Pickin Festival.

Question: Mike, tell everyone a little bit about the festival that is in fact taking place October 18 through October 21 in Kingstree, SC.
Mike Kirby: “Our festival is filled with antique car shows, parades, live music, arts and craft and it is centered around our famous “Pig Pickin’” which is a competitive Barbeque Cook-Off.

Question: With all the included events taking place during the festival, when do you actually start planning this?
Mike Kirby: We start planning on the January of the year before then about four months before the festival we really begin full focus on the festival

Question: How many years have you been doing this?
Mike Kirby: I have been a part of the actual event for over 17 years and have been director of events for the past 4 years

Question: Since you have been part of the Kingstree Pig Pickin’, have you seen an annual increase in attendance?
Mike Kirby: Yes! Since I have been an actual part of the event, the Town of Kingstree has taken definite steps to improve on the festival each season and that has in turn lead to a substantial increase in attendance.

Question: What was last year's attendance?
Mike Kirby: Approximately 20 thousand. 20k

Question: What do you expect this year?
Mike Kirby: We expect at least same as last year plus the additional attendance brought by the Dolly’s Imagination Library concert which we feel will easily be several thousand.

Question: When is the actual Barbeque Cook-Off?
Mike Kirby: It begins Friday afternoon (October 19, 2007) and continue overnight into Saturday at which time judging begins around 12 noon on Saturday, October 20, 2007.

Question: Who are the judges and how are they selected?
The judges are a certified panel of judges provided by the state of South Carolina’s Barbeque Association.

Question: What is the prize?
Mike Kirby: 1st prize is $2,000 plus free entry for next years Pig Pickin’ as well as free entry into the South Carolina State competition!

Question: This year the buzz seems to be all around the southeast that you guys are brining the 1st Annual Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Benefit Concert.
Tell the viewers how this came about.
Mike Kirby: The idea was brought to our attention by local man, Jacob Timmons. Most of us knew Jacob or at least knew of him and his family and we all agreed that the idea was great and we wanted to do our part to help him make this happen.

Question: What has been the response from those around you?
Mike Kirby: Positive! Local and national businesses have came through with sponsorships and involvement as well as teams of volunteers to help make this event a success.

Question: How many people do you expect to see turn out for this event?
Mike Kirby: We feel it will be at least several thousand.

Closing statement: Well, with a name like Dolly Parton standing behind this event, we are certain it will be fantastic!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dolly Parton video message for Kingstree, SC Free Benefit Concert October 21, 2007

Check out this new YouTube video teaser of Dolly Parton encouraging South Carolina to attend the Free Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Concert in Kingstree, SC this October 21, 2007 at 7pm at the Kingstree Recreation Park to help make the Imagination Library a reality for all children of South Carolina!