Friday, August 16, 2019

Clorox Gives $30,000 to Webbers Falls Schools

Clean up efforts continue at Webbers Falls Schools 
as they prepare to return to class on Sept. 3.

The makers of Clorox decided to make the cleanup of Webbers Falls Public Schools after devastating flooding in May just a little easier.

The company donated $30,000 to the school system, along with cleaning supplies to assist in the recovery effort. Of the $30,000, $25,000 of it will go toward the school’s rebuilding efforts. The remaining $5,000 will go toward getting supplies for teachers and students.

Dr. Dixie Swearingen, Webbers Falls superintendent, said the donation was “a wonderful surprise.”

“I’m not sure how it was initiated,” she said, adding that she has had several people ask how they can help, so perhaps it was one of them.

“School is the center of a community and I don’t want to lose that,” Swearingen said.

Webbers Falls has about 290 students and Swearingen said everything is on schedule to start school on Sept. 3. 

The school has scheduled enrollment on three days this year. The sign-up will begin Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will continue on Monday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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