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LWC Freshmen Class teams with Columbia UMC to make special day better

UPDATE. See: Ben Martin: Thanks to ACPC and a clarification

By Patty Jones

For the past three years the 2nd grade students at Adair County Primary Center have been treated to a special day compliments of the Freshman Class at Lindsey Wilson College. We have worked closely with Ben Martin and other advisers in the Freshman Year Experience (FYE) at the college to plan and keep the event a big surprise for our students up until the last minute.

The event is called "One Size Fits All". The first year the freshmen students showed up with a shoe box filled with school supplies, snacks and other essentials for every single student in the 2nd grade. This is well over 200 students served each year. However, after the success of the first year members of Columbia United Methodist Church teamed up with the group from LWC and the shoe boxes became backpacks, complete with an LWC logo.

For the past two years, near the end of October, every 2nd grade student at ACPC has received a backpack full of toys, school supplies, personal items and snacks. The joy felt in the cafeteria on this day compares to that of a Christmas morning. Students of both groups, teachers, administrators, and staff are all overwhelmed with the excitement, love and joy felt on this day each year by everyone involved.

As principal of Adair County Primary Center, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every Lindsey Wilson student and staff member for their generosity and support shown toward our students. This is just one of the many ways that LWC enriches our school and community each and every day.

We are also grateful to the LWC Education Department, who not only supplies our school with high quality teachers, but allows their students to come and be a part of our classrooms throughout the year; the LWC Sports Department who provide athletes to be a part of our after school program, Camp Casey, each week; and last, but certainly not least, the Bonner Leadership Program, which is essential to our after school program and also our Family Resource Center programming. In addition, we are looking forward to the production of "The Jungle Book" to be presented at our school later in November, by none other than the LWC Drama Department. The list could go on and on.

Lindsey Wilson College is an amazing resource, not only to our school, but to our entire community. As we told our primary students today, we are certainly fortunate to have such a supportive college right here in our small community. Thank you to Lindsey Wilson College from every one of us at Adair County Primary Center for being such a shining light in our school. We appreciate everything you do for all of us. - Patty Jones, Principal, ACPC

This story was posted on 2015-10-22 16:56:59
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One Size Fits All - Ben Martin with ACPC 2nd Grader Charleigh Dews

2015-10-22 - ACPC, 151 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Patty Jones.
Ben Martin, FYE Coordinator at LWC, along with Charleigh Dews, 2nd grader at Adair County Primary School. - Patty Jones, Principal, Adair County Primary Center

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