Officials in Lafayette County are pleased with the results from their recent back-to-school event. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Community Outreach Specialist :
Through lots of hard work and the generosity of many, the program was able to service more than 380 children. “We had lots of vendors and donors for right around 2200 back-t0-school items,” said Bridges, “These ranged from glue sticks and notebooks to pencils and pens. A great asset to the event this year was Carol Peters from Odessa who came and gave haircuts.”
Bridges said it really was a tremendous group that made this event possible. “It was a great success and we had a lot of great reports from our families,” said Bridges, “There was also a lot of smiles on the kids faces and that’s worth $1 million right there. Actually, that’s priceless to see them start their first day with that confidence that it’s fresh and they have their backpacks and school supplies. They’re just like everyone else. I appreciate everyone who helped and was a part of this.”
The event included students from elementary age to those preparing for college.