|All school supplies collected will stay in Franklin County|
The 13th annual “Pack the Bus” tour is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot. Above, school officials and residents came together to collect school supplies for underprivileged children in Franklin County.
Friday, August 17, 2012
By LEIGH PROM - Staff Writer
The 13th annual "Pack the Bus" tour to collect school supplies for underprivileged children will make a stop in Franklin County today.
The bus will be in the parking lot at Walmart in Rocky Mount from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All the supplies collected at the Rocky Mount stop will stay in Franklin County and will be distributed by local school officials to children in Franklin County schools.
The project has collected more than $450,000 in school supplies over the past 12 years.
The Pack the Bus project will reach 23 school districts this year with stops from Bland and Wythe counties to Lexington, Covington and Madison Heights. Franklin County is one of the last stops on the five-day Pack the Bus tour.
The Pack the Bus tour is sponsored by Pepsi, Walmart, Valleydale, Heiner's Bakery and Q-99.