VERNON — Students never have enough supplies, and the Community Bank N.A. branch in Vernon not only recognizes this problem but is taking action again to remedy the situation.
The bank invites the community to participate in its third annual school supply drive to benefit students in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District. The drive will take place throughout August,.
Much needed supplies include tissues, Crayola crayons, dry-erase markers, colored pencils, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, rulers, wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, binders, handheld pencil sharpeners a nd pencil boxes. Items can be dropped off at the Community Bank branch at 5238 W. Seneca St.
“Starting the school year off with all the proper supplies is crucial to help set students up for success,” Branch Manager Willis Corney said.
In addition to holding the school supply drive, the Vernon branch is hosting a barbecue and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.
The branch will serve a hamburger or hotdog, a bag of chips and a drink for a suggested donation of $1.50. The hotdogs and hamburgers are donated by Vernon’s Apple Betty. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase clothing and other items needed for the nurses’ offices in VVS’s three elementary schools. For more information about the supply drive or what items to donate, please visit the Vernon Community Bank N.A. branch or call 315-829-2405.
Congratulations to the bank for its special efforts to help VVS area students. Its actions certainly comply with the definition of “Community.”