Editor,

Operation Back to School 2018 was a huge success. I am proud to report that thanks to the amazing generosity of our community and local business owners, we have far exceeded our goal again this year. Operation Back to School was able to provide all 70 school-aged children in DHR custody with $260 (each) for school clothing, shoes and supplies.

Thank you everyone who helped me in this endeavor. I really hope we can continue this and other charities in the years to come. Thank you to the following for your donations: Alabama Advance Practice Enterprises (Margaret Stephens), Angela Akins, multiple Anonymous contributor, Ashley Mathews, Beds Floors & More, Blalock children, Blalock Hardwood Flooring, Blissfully Serene Spa, Bruce’s Foodland, C&H Discount Drugs, Cable Time, LLC, Carter Family Dentistry, Carter’s Beverages, Coffey Agencies, Collinsville Express Drugs, LLC, Cook Castle Events, Dana Grimes, Attorney at law, David Mitchell Construction, DeKalb County Sheriffs Mounted unit, DeKalb County Sheriffs Reserve unit Inc, DeKalb MD, Easy Party Rentals, EMI-G Knitting Inc/Zkano Socks, Encore Medical Spa, Farmer’s Telecommunications Coop, First Baptist Church – Geraldine, First Fidelity Bank, First State Bank, Fort Payne Footworks, Fort Payne Kiwanis Club, Fort Payne Pediatrics, Fyffe Ministries, GH Metal Solutions, Inc, Glenn Shedd, Attorney at Law, GO Play Therapy, Heil Environmental, Independent Health Services, InSight Eye Care, LLC, Isbell Medical Group, PC , James Eric & Rachel Brisendine, Janna Culpepper, Jay R. P. and Rebecca Epps, Jessica Cushen, John M Baker, Kaysie Black Insurance, KC Photography, Kellie Brisendine, Kilgore Express Pharmacy St #2, Lorena Rivera Photography, Loretta Strickland, Lydia’s Ace Hardware, Maria Reyes, Martha Crye Ogle, Massage Therapy by Emily Centers, Michael and Tina Smith, Michelle Strogov, Mikalah Jones, MLGL Enterpreises LLC (Limon’s), MTS Generations, Morgan Pinholster, Nataly Jimenez, Pickin’ Post - Fort Payne, Rainsville Auto Glass, Rainsville Community Church, Randy & Sheila Hairston, Robert Ray Attorney LLC, Roger’s Pawn Music & Jewelry, Ron Safewright, Safe Solution Plus Pest & Termite, Sassy Ruffles, Scottsboro/DeKalb ENT, Shankles Body Shop, Skelton Orthodontics, Southern Lab Partners, Southern Properties, Steven & Crystal Scott, Sunset Mobile Homes, Terry Gillis, LLC, Therabilites, The Drink Box, The ROC learning center, The Wishing Well, Times-Journal, Tiger Lily, Traci’s LLC, Western Sizzlin – FP, Wilma Griffin, Wilson & Fiquett, DMD, PC, Wilson Funeral Home, Inc, and Zaxby’s

Danielle Blalock, Fort Payne

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