"It’s more than just popcorn…it’s pure happiness."
Shirley Torsell was known around town for her love of reading, and she often showed up for work at the Shannon Theatre ticket counter with a stack of picture books to give to kids who came to see the movie. It is in honor of her tradition that Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company supports local and national literacy programs as our primary charitable cause. To date, we’ve joined with our customers to give thousands of dollars to literacy organizations like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, enabling kids around the country to receive a free book every month through age five.
Beyond that, we also partner with local libraries, children’s mentoring organizations, and other groups to support special events and foster a love of reading in our local communities.