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School Blessing: General Cable Underwrites $3,000 in School Supplies

 
updated: 8/9/2012 8:49 AM

The General Cable Co. of Du Quoin last week largely wrote a blank check to the Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance to cover over $3,000 in school supplies and back packs for Du Quoin-area students who could not afford them otherwise.

Nicole Bauman and other volunteers gathered at Liberty Church west of Du Quoin at 6 p.m. Thursday night to begin assembling the crayons, folders, notebooks, pens and pencils into the 200 back packs that were distributed starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Liberty Church on West Main Street in Du Quoin.

The annual project is called "Back to School Blessing," says Bauman and is made possible through the generosity of the community.

Donations from across the region have helped buy new clothes and there will be good quality donating clothing items for distribution, as well. In past years the line starts forming before 7 a.m. and runs more than halfway back to Rt. 152.