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Church stocks local elementary schools

The First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville has completed its fifth year of collecting school supplies for public elementary city schools. Shown here with the supply boxes are (from left): Roger Palmer, Sheila Palmer, Karla Crouch, Nancy Wittekind, Fred Wittekind, Emily Campbell, Amy Tillison, Melody Skipton, Linda Howell and Becky Gattis. Not pictured is Phil Howell.

STAFF REPORT

The First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville has completed its fifth year of collecting school supplies for public elementary city schools.

Starting in July, the congregation donated Kleenex, clipboards, Ziploc bags, scissors, pencils, sanitary wipes, folders, paper, rulers, dry-erase markers, crayons, and glue sticks. The items are delivered in January and February when school supplies start becoming deleted in the elementary city schools.

Eight boxes each were donated to Coulston, Hendricks and Loper elementaries to be divided between preschool, kindergarten, special education and grades 1-5. The supplies are meant to ease the need for second semester school supplies. 

Other programs offered to youth who are middle school students are Opportunity Zone classes. These are learning about personal interest subjects like cooking, photography, etc.

An additional Youth Group for middle school through high school ages offers dinner, a social hour and a lesson in faith on Wednesday evenings when school is in session.

For more information, call 317-398-8224.