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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 2 months ago

Plant City ‘stuffs the bus’

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This year’s Kiwanis Club drive delivered thousands of supplies to area schools.
by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

Families that have a hard time getting their children school supplies need not fear — the Kiwanis Club and others are here.

The club kicked off its annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive on Monday at Stingray Chevrolet and gathered thousands of items kids need to succeed in the classroom. Whether it’s pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, binders, glue sticks or one of the 1,250 backpacks on deck, students at 26 Plant City schools of all levels will get the free supplies.

Stingray and Unity in the Community were the two primary sponsors of this year’s project. Unity donated $10,000 to the cause and Stingray contributed both $1,000 and the use of its facilities to store everything.

“We wouldn’t have been able to do that without them,” Kiwanis Club president Sharon Moody said.

Members of the Kiwanis Club, the Plant City High School Key Club, the Gibbs family and others spent Monday morning getting everything ready for their Wednesday delivery. Moody said any students who need the school supplies can get them from their schools’ guidance counselors.

RECIPIENTS:

Advantage Academy
Bailey Elementary
Bryan Elementary
Burney Elementary
Cork Elementary
Dover Elementary
Faith Christian Academy
Indepence Academy
Jackson Elementary
Knights Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Nelson Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary
Robinson Elementary
Springhead Elementary
Trapnell Elementary
Valrico Elementary
Wilson Elementary
Walden Lake Elementary
Plant City High
Durant High
Strawberry Crest 
Simmons Career Center 
Tomlin Middle
Marshall Middle
Turkey Creek Middle
Lots of Hugs Summer Camp

Justin Kline is the Sports/Associate Editor at the Plant City Observer. He has been covering all things sports-related in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World since 2013.

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