When August rolls around, I’m almost sad I don’t have kids in school anymore. Almost.
Looking at parents buying school supplies – copious amounts of tissues, plastic storage bags, paper and pens, not to mention the clothes shopping – brings me back to realizing those old memories are maybe not so enjoyable.
Even the years that I didn’t have to shell out for new backpacks, their supplies ended up being a small fortune.
But thanks to the good people in our county, the burden of parents spending their hard earned dollars has been relieved.
Jourdanton ISD’s Pack Some Backpacks is accepting supplies and monetary donations at each campus office or the central office. They hope to have enough supplies to fill 30 backpacks. Please see the story on page 11A.
Also, the Atascosa County Child Welfare Board’s Stuff the Bus event will be held this Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot. These supplies will be given to children from Atascosa County who have been removed from their home and placed into foster care. For more information, please see that story on page 12A.
The South Texas Jeep Club is collecting supplies between now and Sunday, Aug. 19 at Fun Time Inflatable Center, 1933 W. Oaklawn, Pleasanton (Thurs. & Sun. 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 2 p.m.- 9 p.m.). Jourdanton Pharmacy, 1810 E. Hwy 97, Jourdanton (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m – 7 p.m. & Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Whataburger, 2173 W. Oaklawn (open 24 hours). They will be delivered to the Pleasanton schools on Monday, August 20.
The way I see it, if you can donate to these events, any and all will be appreciated – both by the children and their parents.
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.