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OPTIMISTS SUPPORT HOOD COUNTY SCHOOLCHILDREN

June 23, 2015
 
Operation School Supplies  
 
The Granbury Optimist Club recently presented $5,000 to Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organization that provides free school supplies to Hood County schoolchildren from families with economic need.
 
Operation School Supplies board vice president Jeff Meador updated Optimists about the program during the club’s weekly breakfast meeting on June 23, 2015, at the Granbury Church of Christ.
 
Approximately 50% of Granbury ISD students are on the federal free school breakfast and lunch program. That serves as the main eligibility criteria for the school supply program.
 
Operation School Supplies also sponsors the Healthy Kids summer lunch program, which is currently underway providing hundreds of meals each day during the summer months to these same children.
 
School supply distribution and a resource fair will be held on Thursday, August 13 at Lakeside Baptist Church. Qualifying parents and students make pick up the supplies from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
 
The Optimist Club supports local schools and numerous youth organizations. The group also awards several scholarships to Hood County graduating seniors, who are also recognized by the group’s Young Texan and Young Tex-Anne program.
 
Pictured above is Optimist president Chris Warford (left) presenting the donation to Meador.
 
Photo by Mark Jackson
 

 
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