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Operation School Bell continues through pandemic

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Pictured at center receiving a $500 check for Operation School Bell at the Elks Club on Nov. 10 is Judy Hobson, Assistance League’s vice president of resource development. Presenting the donation, from left, are Elks Tommy Eppers, Richard Anglada, Gilbert Licon and Shannon Hellums. (Submitted Photo)

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While school has been mostly virtual during the pandemic for students enrolled in Chaves County schools, Operation School Bell has been continuing to provide new school-specific clothing, hygiene kits and books to students in need in grades kindergarten through eighth grade who are referred by school personnel in preparation for returning to class.

The process of distributing the items has adapted under the safety protocols by changing from on-site to drive-by pick-up. Dianna Dosher, Operation School Bell chair, reports that 97 students have been helped so far this year, as of Oct. 22. Assistance League of Chaves County appreciates this funding support very much.

For further information about Assistance League, please call 575-622-5255 or visit www.AssistanceLeague.org/chaves-county/.