After cramming cruisers and stuffing buses, the next thing to be done is to un-cram and un-stuff them. There was plenty of that going on today as members of the Edmonson County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers unloaded two trucks and a van stuffed full of school supplies that were donated from this year's record setting school supply drive, Stuff The Bus 2016 with Tony Rose and D93.
Edmonson County had their own supply drive here on July 15 along with Kentucky State Police at Cram The Cruiser. Those supplies were then donated to STB, which doubled and tripled before making their way back to Edmonson County Schools today.
Workers sorted out the supplies in equal piles that will be sent to each EC school that ranged from pencil erasers to soccer balls. In addition to the regular notebooks and folders you might expect, there were also canned goods, clothing from Fruit of the Loom, and earbuds to go around.
After all the supplies were sorted and distributed, Tony Rose said he's already been rewarded. "When we're handing out these supplies, we see the looks on these faces. We truly see the difference that STB is making, and we love working with Edmonson County's Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. We're honored to help Edmonson County just like they help us."
Family Resource and Youth Service Center members say that the huge return from STB will last all year long, and that the supplies will be available to any student that has a need.
Stuff The Bus '16 saw the biggest amount of school supplies yet, bringing in over 16 tons of supplies that were distributed all throughout the region. The local Cram the Cruiser event in Brownsville also saw the biggest return to date, bringing in loads of supplies and $1300 in cash donations.
Another entire truck load of supplies was donated by Bee Spring resident, Rachel Lindsey, 20, a student at BG Tech. She designed t-shirts supporting law enforcement and sold them to benefit Cram The Cruiser. Over $500 in supplies were added to Edmonson County's totals, thanks to Rachel's efforts.