From staff reports
Teachers outside the Griffin-Spalding County School System have until Wednesday to register for the second consecutive Kids In Need store to be held July 29 at Spalding High School.
Norcom Inc., a Griffin-based manufacturer of paper products such as notebooks, filler paper, pocket folders and similar items, is once again leading the effort in seeking sponsors and organizing the event that allows Griffin-Spalding County teachers to pick up free school supplies for children who need them.
According to Norcom President Hal Rahn, many local companies and individuals came on board early with contributions. Other presenting sponsors include Wal-Mart, Georgia Banking Company, Domtar, Fiber Mark and Spalding Regional Medical Center. Rounding out the on-board sponsors are Vision Web Press, The Aaron Group, Caraustar, The Design Company/Atlanta, The Griffin-Spalding Education Foundation, Kroger, Nickell Rental, Nacom, the Rotary Club of Griffin, SpecTape and Staffing Solutions.
“Early indicators show that we are on track to surpass our 2007 performance,” Rahn said.
As part of the event, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., will address the school system’s certified staff during an 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. program on July 29 in the Griffin Auditorium. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow and the Kids In Need store will open its doors to teachers at 11 a.m.
Out-of-system teachers can preregister by e-mail to email@example.com. In-system teachers are already scheduled.
The Kids in Need store is a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.