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Gonzales to sign kids up for supplies today

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Mary Gonzales, left, picks up some supplies from Red Lobster and its manager Hanan Galassini. (Submitted Photo)

The longstanding tradition by a local family to provide free school supplies to local students is continuing this year as widow Mary Gonzales carries on the 20-year effort she and her husband, Johnny Gonzales, started.

Gonzales said she will register children for the contributions today in the meeting room at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St., from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The backpack and school supplies giveaway is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Chaves County Courthouse during the God-Inspired Gathering (GIG). Sponsors include Red Lobster, Smiles Forever and Walgreens on South Main Street.

Mary Gonzales can be contacted at 575-624-7579.