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Monday, September 21, 2015

Stuff a Bus donations delivered to local schools


^Stuff a bus delivery team from First Student and Pincher Lions: Sharon Roberts, Carina Carlier-Sissons, Laurel Holte, Auralea Bolte, Lion George Fisher, Wayne Camber, and John Van Wyck

Toni Lucas

On Tuesday September 15 a local school bus had an unusual complement of passengers on board.  Pincher Creek Lions Club member George Fisher joined with First Students' Sharon Roberts, Carina Carlier-Sissons, John Van Wyck, Laurel Holte, Auralea Bolte, and Wayne Camber to complete the most recent 'Stuff a Bus' campaign.  They delivered donated school supplies to four local schools, including Matthew Halton, Canyon, St. Michael's and Livingstone. Each school received several boxes of supplies.


Pincher Lion George Fisher and Matthew Halton School Principal Sandy McDuffe
Lori-Jo Ettenhofer's class at St. Michael's School
At Canyon School with Principal David Fender third from left

At Livingstone School with Principal Chad Jensen far right and student Kelsey Norman second from left

In addition to the goods supplied, each school can access funds that were donated through the Lions Club to be used for students who need help to obtain supplies. "It really is our purpose to supply the charitable receipts," said Fisher.  "This is a service to the community."  Donations of over $20 were eligible for tax deductible receipts.   The Stuff a Bus Program was the initiative of Pincher Creek Lion's Club, Pincher  Office Products Christine Lank, and First Student Canada Location Manager Sharon Roberts.  This is the second year of the program in Pincher Creek.

LoriJo Ettenhofer and her class accepted the donations on behalf of St. Michael's, Principal Sandy McDuffe for Matthew Halton, Principal David Fender represented Canyon, and Principal Chad Jensen and Grade 10 student Kelsey Norman.  Norman also volunteered during the drive at the recent trade show, collecting on behalf  of Livingstone School. The representatives of each school expressed their thanks to all the people involved. Each of the representatives at the schools said there are students who can use the supplies.

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