Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Heather Finley (left foreground), president of Gravette Bright Futures, prepares to unbox cans of ravioli to be used in filling backpacks for Gravette schools’ students during spring break. Bright Futures members, assisted by members of the Gravette Lions Club, filled 132 backpacks Tuesday morning, March 9. Other workers visible in the background are Dawn Maddox, Lisa Singleton, Sue Rice, Snooky Garrett and Alexis Frizzell.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Lisa Singleton, treasurer of the Gravette Bright Futures organization, assists with loading filled backpacks into a vehicle for delivery to Gravette schools. Volunteers from Bright Futures and Gravette Lions Club gathered at the First Christian Church Tuesday morning, March 9, to fill 132 backpacks with food and snack items for students’ use during spring break.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Sisters Snooky Garrett and Sue Rice (right), members of Gravette Lions Club, Bright Futures treasurer Lisa Singleton and Bright Futures board member Dawn Maddox assist with opening boxes of food in preparation for filling 132 backpacks with food and snack items for students’ use during spring break. Bright Futures also prepares the backpacks for Gravette students during the extended Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas break.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Jennifer Edwards watches as her daughter Clara Kate, 4, works at breaking down Pop Tart boxes for recycling. Jennifer brought her daughter to help Tuesday morning, March 9, when Bright Futures and Lions Club members filled 132 backpacks for Gravette students during spring break. Jennifer is starting early to teach Clara the importance of volunteering and helping with projects that benefit the community.