OPTIMISTS SUPPORT HOOD COUNTY SCHOOLCHILDREN

July 16, 2019

The Granbury Optimist Club presented $5,000 to Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organization that provides free school supplies to Hood County schoolchildren from families with economic need.

Operation School Supplies board president Micky Shearon updated Optimists about the program during the club’s weekly breakfast meeting on July 16, 2019, at the Granbury Church of Christ.  Shearon said that over 1,500 students will be served through the upcoming distribution and resource fair as well as ongoing efforts throughout the school year.

Approximately 50% of Granbury ISD students are on the federal free school breakfast and lunch program.  That serves as the main eligibility criteria for the school supply program.

The Optimist Club supports local schools and numerous youth organizations.  The group also awards several scholarships to Hood County graduating seniors, who are also recognized by the group’s Young Texan and Young Tex-Anne program.

Pictured above are Optimist president Ronnie Dunn (left) with Shearon.

Photo by Jeff Meador/Granbury ISD