Filling school supplies for students in Garrard County
Inspired by fellow retired teacher, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, volunteers with the Garrard County Retired Teachers collected 25 notebooks, 67 boxes of crayons, 150 pencils and pens, 20 boxes of colored pencils, 3,500 sheets of paper, 75 folders, 108 glue sticks, 167 composition notebooks and 22 boxes of markers for the local Family Resource Center to give students in need the right tools for school. Dr. Andrus founded the National Retired Teachers Association in 1948 and AARP ten years later with a vision to serve others. Taking advantage of a match grant funded by AARP-KY and KRTA, the Garrard County Retired Teachers launched their effort in the same spirit of service for all Garrard County students.
The Garrard County Retired Teachers are committed to giving back to the community. It has been a pleasure to work with Angie Wagoner, Family Resource Coordinator, these past years and witness the many ways in which her work has had a positive influence on the students of Garrard County. The Family Resource Center and their work is making life a little better for children in need in Garrard County.
The Garrard Retired Teachers meet the second Thursday of each month. The September 12th meeting will be at 1st Southern Community Room at 12:00 noon.
Hope to see all retired teachers there. You can call 859 339 8938 for more Information.