SOS Success

July 22, 2006--Posted at 7:00 pm

JONESBORO-- The annual SOS carwash to benefit Crowley's Ridge Development Council and their efforts to provide school supplies for students who need them was a huge success today.

KAIT staffers along with Triple-FM helped out at the Elephant Carwash in Jonesboro and the Best Stop in Paragould.

A portion of the carwash proceeds will go toward purchasing school supplies for students in need.

This year's SOS carwash had it all... News personalities, radio personalities and even Elmo.

But the most important things were the supplies.

Kids like Sydney Franks know the importance of getting a good education...

"She goes to Marked Tree," her mother says.

And her mom Frannie has seen Sydney's classmates do without.

"Always, at the beginning of the school year, we see who doesn't have and take care of them, provide for who we can. It's great to see you guys are already getting a head start on it... Getting it taken care of because I'm sure there's a lot more need in Jonesboro," says Sydney's mom Frannie Franks.

"People come out from all over the region to help our schools every year and bring our donations . These really go to the children who really need it the most," Jon Taylor of CRDC says.

And for the fourth year, the Crowley's Ridge Development Council is helping give kids just what they need...

"It's something that they really need... They really need... That they don't have the money to go out and buy so we try to help them with school supplies to help them get the education they need," Taylor says.

With what they had in their pockets, region eight met the challenge, getting a head start on another school year...

"This is really a worthy cause. If you think about all the children out there... That's what our future is all about," Taylor says.

If you didn't make it out to the carwash today, you can still help by contacting the CRDC human resources dept. at 870-935-8610.