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Support Our Schools

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July 19, 2003 -- Posted at 10:50 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark. -- School supplies are in great demand for children in Region Eight. The whole KAIT gang pitched in a helping hand today. Craig, Diana, Mark, Daryl and the rest of us joined forces with the Crowley's Ridge Development Council today for the third annual Supply Our Schools, car wash-a-thon.

This year the Elephant Car Wash in Jonesboro and the Best Stop Car Wash in Paragould were the sites for suds, fun, and donations all in an effort to provide school supplies for less fortunate children in Region Eight.

Five dollars out of every car wash today at the elephant car wash in Jonesboro and the Best Stop Car Wash in Paragould, were donated to the Supply our Schools Campaign. The effort will provide less fortunate students in Region Eight with much needed school supplies.

Carrie Cooper with the Crowley's Ridge Development Council said, "When you have a large family it is very difficult to purchase the supplies that they need...it's an average of fifty dollars per child for school supplies."

To help out with that burden, the Crowley's Ridge Development Council has sponsored the supply our school program...with the car wash-a-thon serving as it's main fund raiser.

"The past two years we've been able to serve over 18-hundred children in eight different counties with the school supplies that they need to begin the school year." Cooper added.

Our very own Diana Davis received a donation of one hundred dollars from one generous individual. Out of all those that donated; Emily, Leah and Ashlyn of Girl Scout Troop 391 stood out.

"A very important part of girl scouting is service to others and our troop wanted to do something to help other people." said Dawn Tucker, troop leader of Girl Scout Troop 391.

So the girls sold 15-hundred boxes of girl scout cookies and raised six hundred and eighty dollars to help buy school supplies further illustrating the power of giving.

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