Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our
dedicated volunteers and to all the generous donors who helped create another
successful “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive on July 25 & 26.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents
of our community who helped support our eighth annual “STUFF THE BUS” school
supply drive for students in need. Donations
of much needed school supplies were received for children who may not otherwise
have had the provisions needed to start the new school year. The two day event gathered more than 4,000
items valued at approximately $3,145.
Additional cash donations of a little almost $3,200were also received,
bringing the value of all donations to over $6,342 for our friends and
neighbors in need.
Buses from Tell City-Troy Township Schools, Perry Central
Schools, Cannelton Schools and Perry County Headstart were parked at Wal-Mart
during the event to draw attention to the drive. As donations for each school system were
collected, volunteers “stuffed” the buses with the school supplies which ranged
from pencils to backpacks. The supplies
will be distributed through the schools to help children be fully prepared to
learn as they start the school year.
Volunteers helped man the doors all weekend to accept
We would like to extend a
huge thank you all our volunteers Patrick and Wendi Rich and daughters, Kris
& Stephanie Walsh, Earla Williams, Vicki Bolin, Shelly Gagliardi, Mary
Cassidy, Jackie Colucci, Tammy Saalman, Dan and Jane Hayden, Lora Melton, Laura
Noble, Cathy Hagedorn, Jane James, Mikki Garrett, Jane Goffinet, Amanda Evans,
Becca Etienne, Sandy and John Daugherty, Jill, Dan & Jana Lacy, Debbie,
Adam & Elizabeth Dauby, Kelly Vogt, Bob, Stacy, Grace, Wyatt and Ava
Kreilein, Pat Jarboe, Wanita Lawson, Casie Quinn, Kelsey Malone, Sara
VanHoosier, Shirley Garner, Lauren Blake, Leslie Henrickson, Tomi Jo Utley,
Yvonna Holmes, Eric Henrickson, Kelsey Clayton, Lisa Grose, Eric Harris, Andy
Sommer, Kayla James, Alicia Conner, Jaci Garrett, Michelle Colemen, Sam Ramsey,
Debbie Betts, Amy, Mary & Emma Hollinden, Felicia Meyers, Jamie Powers,
Jody and Jace French, Camiren Zellers, Jennifer Chestnut, Audrey Bates, Amanda
Cronin, Bryan Taylor, Linda Reed, Shane Richards, Laura Schwartz, Kandy
Weatherholt, Lagina Gogel, Dayna Hinton, Michelle Gibson, Beth Cassidy, Joann
Benjamin, Brandy Cummins, Justin, Kristen & Miley Martin, Annie Scamahon,
Chris Lawalin, Caiti Teague, Avery VanHoosier, Barb Nickles, Donna Shaw, Landon
Kellems, Mark Wahl & sons, Tyler & Taylor Howell, Kimberly Haney,
Brittany, Noah & Landon Terry, Grace James, Angie Foury, Seth Young and Jerry
Smith. Please excuse any omissions of
volunteers who may have forgotten to sign in.
Many thanks to the school corporations for the use of their
mini buses and Tell City Wal-Mart for their continued support of this project
and our community.
A very special thank you goes to our school contacts, Jan
Hayden, Wendi Rich and Jackie Colucci for recruiting the volunteers, organizing
the buses and distributing the supplies to the families in need this school
Thanks again to the hundreds of citizens who gave supplies
or money to help our area children! Your
donations will make a huge difference in a child’s level of success this school
year. If anyone missed the event and
would still like to donate to the school of their choice, we encourage you to
contact Jane Hayden at Cannelton Schools, Wendi Rich at Tell City Schools and
Jackie Colucci at Perry Central Schools.