Join Smart Start at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on March 2nd from 7pm-11pm for an evening of play, entertainment, and the honoring of Smart Start’s 25 years of work to build strong and vibrant children, families, and communities in North Carolina. Smart Start also welcomes Dolly Parton as a special 25th Anniversary Gala Guest to celebrate the statewide rollout of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Join Smart Start and Dolly to celebrate this amazing collaboration between Imagination Library and the Smart Start network! Smart Start staff, partners, and supporters from across the state will also enjoy entertainment by the Bull City Syndicate and Imagine Circus, the presentation of awards honoring special guests, a raffle, and more! The evening is black-tie optional, with food and drink included with your ticket purchase.