The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Greater Mulberry Chamber of Commerce are partnering together to ensure needy children in the Mulberry school district will not go without school supplies this upcoming school year.
On Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the two agencies will be holding a “Stuff the Truck” event. Anyone wishing to donate the following school supplies can bring the items to the SunTrust/Chamber office located at 400 North Church Avenue in Mulberry: backpacks, zip-up binders, spiral notebooks, paper (wide and college-ruled), pens, pencils, crayons, markers, highlighters, hand sanitizer, erasers, calculators (scientific and graphing), scissors, and rulers.
The supplies will be given to the five schools in Mulberry: Mulberry High School, Mulberry Middle School, Purcell Elementary, Kingsford Elementary, and Sikes Elementary.
Sheriff Grady Judd will be on hand to help greet the public and thank those who are volunteering and donating. PCSO school resource deputies, including Deputy Sheriff Ricky Newman, who is the owner of Newman’s Own BBQ, will also be there to cook and serve hot dogs.
If you can’t make this event, the Greater Mulberry Chamber will accept donations at their office Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Mulberry Sheriff’s Station (located at 104 South Church Avenue in Mulberry) will accept donations as well, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Greater Mulberry Chamber at 863-425-4414.
The media is invited and encouraged to attend. Photo and video opportunities will be made available.