Just in case…

Posted March 27, 2014 at 11:24 am


Members of the Nine Wonders Optimist Club delivered Emergency Buckets to the El Dorado Springs Christian School and the El Dorado Springs R-II School on Thursday, March 20, as the finale of their “Emergency Bucket Project” designed to provide needed items to each classroom in the event of an “emergency.”

The 120 buckets, divided between the two facilities, contain a blanket, toilet paper, paper towels, band aides, aerosol bug spray, shower curtain, water, trash bag, flashlight and rope. Buckets were donated by Meeks, DairiConcepts, Angie’s Cakes, Pogo’s Pizza and Simones’s. The labels were donated by LCN Graphics. Wal-Mart donated a gift card for some of the bucket supplies. Santa Paula Awning and Shelter Insurance – Farran Agency donated money. Other funds for the project came from a grant from Optimist International, from the ladies selling funnel cakes at the Picnic and from the recent Puzzle Night in February. Club member Rene Harris and her husband donated labor.

El Dorado Springs High School Principal Dave Hedrick said, “We really appreciate it. In these days and times anything that anyone can do for the kids is one less thing we have to do. I think it was thoughtful of the Nine Wonders Optimist Club to do it.”

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SPECIAL DELIVERY – Members of the Nine Wonders Optimist Club spent Thursday morning, March 20, delivering emergency buckets to classrooms at the Christian School and the El Dorado Springs R-II School. Each classroom at the two schools received a bucket for classroom or school-wide emergences.

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WONDERFUL IDEA – Members of the Nine Wonders Optimist club and some students and teachers from the Christian School posed with their Emergency Buckets before taking them into the classrooms. Pictured are (first row, from left) Laurie Heuser, Joyce Whitlock, Polly Floyd and Brady Floyd, Christian School students Rylee Bowman, Katelyn Lester and Abby Ring and Maranda Taylor; (back, row from left) Janie Rogers, Kaitlyn Van Bummel, Terry Floyd, Gina Whitlock, Melanie Farran, Glenda Van Bummel, Debbie Floyd, Christian School Principal Amy Castor, and Christian School teachers Angie Batson and Jennifer Caldwell and Amy Hedrick.