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OPTIMISTS CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR HOOD COUNTY SCHOOLCHILDREN

July 20, 2021 

Operation School Supplies

The Granbury Optimist Club 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 July 20, 2021, at the Granbury Church of Christ.  Meador said that over 1,500 students will be served through the upcoming distribution and resource fair on August 4 at Granbury High School.  The organization also supports schools with ongoing needs throughout the school year. 

Approximately 54% 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. 

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 at the GISD administration building are (left to right) Optimist president Randy Turner, Operation School Supplies vice president Jeff Meador, GISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn, and Optimist Bill Wimberly.