We're pleased to share the lovely Thank You cards we have received in the mail from Granger, Jarrell and Taylor ISDs. Our 2021 Literacy Campaign Committee Chairman Stephanie Stoebe's excellent teaching expertise (not to mention access to her teacher's discount on books) allowed us to purchase (in addition to dictionaries & pocket Constitutions) the hotly sought after "Hazardous Tales" series written by Nathan Hale (on Lafayette, WWI, WW2, and the Revolutionary War). These wonderfully written and relevant books support literacy and the appreciation of American history (especially important in or current times of battling rampant "Cancel Culture"). The excited, happy faces of students holding our cherished new books at Granger School Library warms our hearts for the future of America!
Jarrell Elementary School
Naomi Paseman Elementary- Taylor
THE LITERACY COMMITTEE ARRIVED EARLY TO OUR APRIL LUNCHEON EVENT TO RETRIEVE THEIR SACKS OF BOOKS TO BE DELIVERED TO AREA SCHOOLS. MR. STOEBE, HUSBAND OF THE CHAIRMAN, STEPHANIE STOEBE (NOT PICTURED, SHE IS A FULL-TIME TEACHER), GRACIOUSLY TOOK TIME TO DELIVER THE SACKS TO THE LUNCHEON MEETING, BRINGING THEM INTO THE CHAMBER ACTIVITY CENTER FOR US ALL.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS (ELAINE AUSTIN, ANN BRADLEY, JANET MATTHEWS, MONICA MCCRORY, KATHRYN RIGHTMEYER, DEBORAH SPADE, BARBARA TERRY, CINDY TRIGGS) THEN CHOSE ONE OR TWO SACKS AND HAD PICTURES TAKEN. FROM THERE, EACH MEMBER CONTACTED THEIR SCHOOL TO MEET A REPRESENTATIVE WHO WOULD DISTRIBUTE BOOKS TO APPROPRIATE READING LEVELS. OUR CHAIRMAN, STEPHANIE STOEBE HAD CHOSEN EACH BOOK FROM A LIST OF BOOKS THAT REPRESENTED CONSERVATIVE VALUES THAT REFLECT THE PRINCIPLES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM.
GEORGETOWN AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB IS GRATEFUL TO THE STOEBE FAMILY FOR THEIR EXPERTISE, TIME, AND EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY.
Helping Hands of Georgetown was just given an opportunity to get on the fundraising band wagon.
A regular supporter of theirs offered a challenge…his family will match all funds raised by year’s end, up to $20,000. Director Bob Weimer is asking all supporters to help fundraise since they were forced to cancel their annual fundraiser due to COVID.
Any amount will help!
COVID has created an even greater need and the Caring Place is unable to accept food donations, so they are referring folks to Helping Hands as well.
A quick recap of what they have done so far in 2020:
Helping Hands of Georgetown
Georgetown Area Republican Women recently donated copies of Merriam Webster’s Dictionary for Children, Webster’s Spanish-English Dictionary for Students, and copies of the U.S. Constitution to area elementary or intermediate schools. Each school’s library also received two books about American History. Schools receiving the donations were Naomi Pasemann Elementary in Taylor, Florence Elementary, Granger Elementary, and Jarrell Intermediate. Pictured are Donna Griffis, Librarian at Granger Elementary and Phyllis Graves, Literacy Chair for GARW.