Darren Doyle, story:
It's now the time where school systems everywhere start preparing for the upcoming year, and that usually involves working hard to stock up on much needed school supplies for incoming students.
Edmonson County will host their very own Cram The Cruiser 2021, the 15th annual event which will be held at two locations on Friday, July 16th.
Local school personnel from the Family Resource-Youth Services Centers, Community Education, and plenty of volunteers will be set up at both the Family Dollar in Brownsville and Dollar General in Chalybeate to accept school supply donations; 100% of which will stay in Edmonson County for local students.
"Our annual Cram the Cruiser helps our FRYS Centers help meet every kid's needs and keeps them on a level playing ground," said Lisa Whobrey, Community Education Director. "It helps to break those barriers that may hold a child back. We want each and every child to be successful. Every item and every dollar spent for this event stays right here in Edmonson County. This event supports our children 100%."
The most common items needed are crayons, coloring pencils, notebook paper, two-pocket, three-prong folders, composition notebooks, pencils, pens, backpacks, and pencil boxes or pouches. Hand sanitizer and personal hygiene items are also welcome. Monetary donations will be accepted by either cash or check.
Local law enforcement will be set up to help cram their cruisers, which will include the Kentucky State Police, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Police, as well as Edmonson EMS.
"If someone isn't able to come out on Friday the 16th, they are more than welcome to reach out the schools Youth Services Center or Family Resource Center Office to make a donation," said Whobrey. "All our schools and the Board of Education office will be happy to accept donations."
The event will begin at 9AM at both the Brownsville and Chalybeate locations and will last until 3PM.