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Piggott Elementary School students receive free shoes

(Source: Piggott Elementary School) (Source: Piggott Elementary School)
(Source: Piggott Elementary School) (Source: Piggott Elementary School)
PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) -

Every student at Piggott Elementary School was gifted with a new pair of shoes this week. 

The town's Community Alliance group and a local pastor helped get the grant for the students. 

Local law enforcement gathered at the school to pass out the 463 pairs of shoes.

"We want those to be the kind of people the children emulate," said Pastor Charles Richardson. "We wanted to make sure the children's eyes see the shoes coming from them."

Richardson said the grant came through the organization Rural Compassion. 

"We're no different than any other school, we have needs in the community that maybe are overlooked by a lot of the people," said Richardson. "In the school these teachers and counselors, they see all the needs."

Richardson said the Community Alliance is always searching for a need they can meet. 

"We've got all kinds of plans, but we have to wait to see what materializes," said Richardson.  "Like with these shoes, you just have to see what you can find that's out there and go with the doors that open up."

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