Some of the Community Involvement Team of Southworth Products including Shelly Barley, Dianah Rowan, Josh McCullough and Jacob Walker and volunteers, Tyler Barley, Douglas Callender, Jean and Abigail Croom, Misty Martin, Kenny Rowan, and Robert and Lisa Smith, filled 100 backpacks Saturday, Aug. 13, completing their Backpack Back to School Project. The backpacks and supplies will be donated to the Manila lower elementary school to be distributed where needed.
The Community Involvement Team also sponsored a "Day off with Pay" raffle raising over $600 to purchase additional supplies for the program.
Shelly Barley of Southworth expressed her appreciation to everyone who helped make the project so successful. She said it is a team effort and looks forward to next year as the team plans on expanding the Backpack Back to School Project into the surrounding schools.