Letters to the Editor published 09-13-23

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Support for Back 2 School Project appreciated

The Brookings County Back 2 School Project had its annual school supply give away on Aug. 9.

A total of 550 children in Brookings County received the supplies needed for school, giving them the opportunity to begin the school year on equal footing with all classmates. Backpacks, dental supplies and a voucher for shoes were also given to the children. While children picked out their supplies, parents were able to visit over a dozen vendors that give support to children and families in Brookings County. Supplies are still available for any child still needing them through their school counselor.

The Back 2 School Project would not be able to provide this service if it wasn’t for the generosity of the many community members, organizations and businesses that contribute to this project. Special thanks go out to the many volunteers and resource programs that helped on the day of the event. Thank you also to the following contributors to the 2023 Back 2 School Project:

  • ABM Manufacturing
  • Doug and Cheryl Austreim
  • Avera Medical Group, Brookings
  • Bank Star Financial
  • Bel Brands Cheese
  • Bisson Dental
  • Bothun Agency
  • Bowes Construction
  • Brookings Auto Mall
  • Brookings Behavior Health
  • Brookings Dental Clinic
  • Brookings Disabilities Awareness Board
  • Brookings Family Dentistry
  • Brookings Kiwanis Club
  • Brookings Optimist Club
  • Central Bank
  • Peggy and Bill Cone
  • Deb DeBates
  • Delta Dental of South Dakota
  • Faith Reformed Church
  • Falcon Plastics
  • First Bank & Trust East
  • First Bank & Trust Main
  • Hy-Vee
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Larson Manufacturing
  • Jeanine Lobbs
  • Medary Elementary
  • Prairie Skies Family Dentistry
  • Salvation Army of Brookings County
  • Sons of Norway
  • Richard and Eileen Shane
  • Thrivent
  • VFW Auxiliary 2118
  • Volga First Lutheran Church
  • Wooden Legs Brewing Company
  • Joyce and Leon Wrage

Jan Stange, Back 2 School co-chair