'Friendship' fills school supply need

As school started the halls of Tuttle Elementary School were full of school supply donations,

“The hallway looked like you were walking through the aisles of Wal-Mart,” said Tuttle Principal DeAnna Finger.

The supplies are going to helping needy students in the school. Even the sixth graders were ready to use the supplies Finger said.

“We know it’s hard for parents and some families are overwhelmed by all the supplies they have to buy,” said Finger.

Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton and the church council raised funds and bought school supplies for the school. The supplies collected and distributed ranged from neccessities like paper and markers to toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer. Once the supplies arrived at the school sixth graders helped unload and organize the supplies by grade level, Finger said.

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