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Giving back to local schools

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Christmas and Halloween trick-or-treating continue to come early for Westmoreland County’s public schools, in the form of gifts from local residents, organizations, and churches. According to Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry, he’s required to inform the School Board about donations made to the school each month, which is why a portion of last month’s meeting was spent talking about the near $3,800 worth of gifts that had found their way into the schools.

Oak Grove got things started off by way of a donation of products clocking in at $420 to Montross Middle School. The Westmoreland branch of the NAACP, meanwhile, gave nearly $2,000, nearly five times what had initially been expected. Another pleasant surprise came from Cople Episcopal Parish in the form of 57 backpacks while Tim’s at Cole’s Point gave $500. There were plenty of other donations, like $300 worth of goods from Meredith Sanders. There were plenty of others, and in the end it clocked in at nearly 4 grand worth of donations, for which both Dr. Perry and the School Board were extremely grateful.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 10/16/19