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More than 800 local students reached by Back-2-School Blitz

More than 800 Grady County students took advantage of the 9th annual Back-2-School Blitz to receive free school supplies. “it was a successful event and the families were so appreciative,” states Nola Daughtry, executive director of Grady County Family Connections and organizer of the give-away.
Family Connections and Cairo High School hosted the event on Saturday, July 28, and more than 800 supply bags were distributed, Daughtry said. The bags contained pencils, wide rule paper, spiral notebook, pens, pocket folders and hand sanitizer.
In addition, 32 local child and family organizations were on hand to distribute information, including the Calvary Lions Club and Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation which provided free vision screenings. Daughtry said they screened 159 students and recommended 32 follow up for further attention with an eye care professional.
Sponsors of the event were: CNS, and Grady General Hospital, gold level; Cairo Kiwanis Club, Rep. Darlene Taylor, Koyo, and Wal-Mart, silver level; United National Bank, and Dental Associates of SW Georgia, bronze level.

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