Family Connection’s School Supply Scramble Distributes 376 Packed Book Bags

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From the Donalsonville News

On August 2nd, Seminole County Elementary School students came back to campus to meet their teachers and participate in the Seminole County Family Connection Collaborative’s annual School Supply Scramble.

More than 800 people scrambled through the event, and this year, 376 students received backpacks filled with school supplies, in addition to visiting the event’s set up to inform parents about the resources the sponsors have available right here in the community.

Seminole County Family Connection coordinator Billie McLendon commented, “The collaborative is so grateful for the partnership with Seminole County Elementary School as well as all the other partners. Events like this could not take place without the involvement of many agencies and partners. We look forward to future collaborative efforts to help better the families of Seminole County through the power of literacy.”

The eleven event partners hosting a booth at the event included First Port City Bank, Seminole County Recreation Department, Seminole County Public Library, Georgia Recovery Project, Donalsonville Hospital, Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinic, SECS PTO, Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, SCES Clubs, UGA Extension Office, and Boy Scouts.

McLendon also commented, “This event could not have been a success without the help of our event partners. They included Georgia Power, Walther Farms, Golden Triangle RC&D, Ameris Bank, First Port City Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Donalsonville Hospital, Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinic, Martha Fowler, Shelia Williams, Family Boutique, Seminole Hydrolic Company, Seminole County Retired Educators, Dr. and Mrs. Craig and Erin Lenz, Seminole Pole Incorporated and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tomlinson.

This year’s School Supply Scramble, with the assistance of the Seminole County Sheriff Department, also provided the opportunity for potential school volunteers to receive their school required annual background check. The Sheriff’s Department received 150 completed forms at the event.

The Scramble also provided SCES PTO the opportunity to sell the organization’s school spirit shirts, kickoff the new year’s membership drive, and distribute information about the school’s new club choices for the upcoming year.

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