The consensus is that no child should begin school without the supplies they need.
Last week the Meigs Cooperative Parish began their drive to collect supplies and the first to contribute was the Bethany Church and the Sonshine Circle of the Racine area.
The groups’ contributions were delivered to the parish this week. It included 38 backpacks, along with many spiral notebooks, loose leaf notebooks with paper, pencils, erasers, crayons, folders, scissors, rulers, pens, glue, and composition notebooks.
The supplies will be distributed to students in all three school districts. There will be a pre-registration of students, a date to be announced, prior to the time of distribution.
Alva Clark, chairman of the Meigs Cooperative Parish, spoke of the great need for school supplies and encouraged individuals, churches and organizations to help in supplying that need.