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Jonesboro--Bob Snell Reports

4th Annual S.O.S Car Washathon a Huge Success

July 17, 2004--Posted at 11:30 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--Saturday KAIT hosted the 4th annual S.O.S. Washathon. This year, as always, good neighbors all over Region 8 came out to get their cars washed, but more importantly they came out to supply our schools through the Crowley's Ridge Development Council.

 It was a beautiful day for a car wash and a beautiful way for Region 8 to show it cares about kids.   Your good neighbors came through in a big way at both KAIT S.O.S. Washathon locations;  the Best Stop on Kings Highway in Paragould and the Elephant Car Wash in Jonesboro. 

"It's for a great cause," said Aaron Davis, general manager at Elephant Car Wash. "We understand the burden on parents to buy school supplies, clothes, and backpacks. We want to do everything we can."   

Both Washathon locations donated a portion of the price of the wash to C.R.D.C. for the supply our schools program.

Robert Wilford, Executive Director at C.R.D.C. said, "Working with school districts. We get the word out that we do this. And then we'll have a distribution date. Those families that are eligible get school supplies, free of charge, because of the things we do here."

Besides K8 news anchors, volunteers from Triple FM radio group, KFINE, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Jonesboro's Jr. Auxiliary, all pitched in to help the need.  Jr. Auxilary members brought a check for $1,000.

"It's a significant need," said Cindy Thyer, of the Jr. Auxilary.  "Every school has children that need supplies. We think this is a critical need. We want those kids to go to school and have pencils, paper, crayons, and other things, just like the other kids."

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