Edmonson County school personnel, law enforcement, volunteers, and even the Voicemobile traveled in a mini-convoy to Stuff The Bus 2017 on Campbell Lane with Tony Rose of WDNS D93 to deliver dozens of boxes of school supplies brought in at the EC Cram The Cruiser event held last weekend in Brownsville.
Cram the Cruiser is a local chapter of Stuff the Bus that is coordinated by KY State Police, The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Police, and the local Family Resource/Youth Service Centers and Community Education.
Each year, locals raise money and received donated school supplies that are later donated to Stuff The Bus. Those supplies are multiplied through the generous donations of Stuff The Bus, and more donations come back to Edmonson County and that will directly benefit EC students.
"We've said in the past and we'll keep saying it. Edmonson County is a flagship for what Stuff The Bus is all about," he said. We couldn't do it without friends that we have in EC. We also appreciate our friends at the Edmonson Voice for getting the word out in the local community. When it comes down to it, we're all just one big community working together for our kids."
Retiring Trooper B.J. Eaton, former public affairs officer, was honored at today's drop-off. Eaton has played a large role in the event over the past couple of years. Everyone shared laughs and applauded as he accepted a gift card to a local donut shop, presented by the STB crew.
Rose said they expect anywhere from 14-17 tons of school supplies to be distributed throughout the region, a portion of which will be delivered to Edmonson County sometime next week.