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Turner County's unique approach to school supplies drive

Cornelius Bell is organizing the event (Source:  WALB) Cornelius Bell is organizing the event (Source: WALB)
Supplies are still being accepted for donation (Source: WALB) Supplies are still being accepted for donation (Source: WALB)
TURNER CO., GA (WALB) -

Some folks in Turner County are taking a unique approach to a back to school supplies drive.

Classes start Thursday.

A back to school bash will be held Saturday at Tom Whitsett Park and Youth Resource Center with free food, supplies and activities.

The school board member organizing it says giving supplies before kids get to school proved to be less effective.

"Last year gave out school supplies but come of them never made it to schools," said Cornelius Bell. "So this year we decided to get with schools, get with teachers, see how many students didn't have supplies and the Saturday after we're going to give those kids supplies and have some fun activities for them."

The bash starts at 9 AM Saturday.

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