POMEROY — With the opening of Meigs County’s schools less than a month away, Meigs Cooperative Parish is busy collecting donations of school supplies for the annual giveaway to local students.
Donations can be dropped off at the Mulberry Community Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Applications for school supplies will be accepted through July 31, said Whitney Thoene, who again this year is coordinating the giveaway .
She noted that each registered child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies based on school district and grade. Some of the supplies included in the backpacks will be notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, glue, scissors, rulers, crayons, highlighters, dry erase markers, colored pencils, binders and folders.
The school supply giveaway will take place Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mulberry Community Center.
“We are still accepting applications,” Thoene said, adding that, “while we expect a lot of applicants, we hope to be able to give every student who is signed up a backpack full of supplies.”
The Rio Grande American Marketing Association will be present the day of the giveaway to help distribute the backpacks. For more information about the school supply giveaway, call (740) 992-7400.
As for the annual program, Dave Ridgway, chairman of the Mulberry Community Center, said, “Whether it is through donating supplies, money or time, it’s a great way to give back to the community.”