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Back-packed and ready to scramble!


Pictured: Backpack packers Nicole Touchton, Lyndon Touchton, Cindy Meadows, Celia Weir, and Billie McLendon; not pictured, Arabella Touchton and Martha Fowler

Family Connection’s School Supply Scramble is August 2

The Seminole County Family Connection Collaborative spent Monday packing backpacks for the its annual School Supply Scramble that will be on August 2nd from 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. during Seminole County Elementary’s Open House. This event is Family Connection’s largest budgeted event of the year. Through grants, partners, and fundraising efforts the collaborative has spent approximately $5,000 on purchasing backpacks and filling each of them with school supplies for distribution to SCES students.

 Family Connection Coordinator Billie McLendon commented, “The collaborative would like to thank Cindy Meadows, Celia Weir, Nicole Touchton, Lyndon Touchton, Arabella Touchton, and Martha Fowler for packing the 450 backpacks.  Without the help of volunteers and sponsors this event could not take place.” 

This year in addition to the distribution of backpacks, eleven vendors are signed up to share resources during the Scramble and Open House event. There will be a booth set up selling SCES PTO’s new school spirit shirts, and  a booth offering Ears, Eyes, Dental (EED) screening for students who have not yet met that requirement for school records. For parents that want to volunteer for PTO and other school events, the Seminole County Sheriff’s office will have a booth performing background so you can be officially cleared and ready to sign up. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license so a copy can be made for this process. 

If your agency would like to participate as a vendor it isn’t too late, and the collaborative is also looking for more volunteers to help hand out backpacks. If interested contact McLendon if you would like to participate at or 229-309-0531.

Vendors scheduled for this year’s Scramble include First Port City Bank. SCES Parent Engagement, Seminole County Health Department, Donalsonville Hospital, Ferst Readers of Seminole County, The Pataula Center for Children, Pugh’s Personal Care Home., Southwest Georgia Regional Library, DBHDD, Seminole County Elementary School PTO, and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

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