Community members step up to pay Washington County school lunch debt
Two residents of Washington County organize donations from community members to pay Washington County School District 15k+ lunch debt
CHRIS CALDWELL, ST. GEORGE SPECTRUM & DAILY NEWS
5:54 p.m. MDT May 9, 2020
The two community members are our own Kenzie Carter, candidate for Utah House District 74, and Sydni Makemo, ACLU Representative for southern Utah. After receiving a children's lunch debt notice from the Washington County School District, they saw a way to help families during this difficult time. Using social media, they have raised more than $5,000 and plan to pay off the entire school lunch debt in Washington County.
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." — Dale Carnegie
Fourth of July parade: It will be held with physical distancing and masks, on the Saturday the 4th. Democrats will meet at 200 W and Tabernacle at 7:00 AM that morning. The parade will start at 7::45 and go east on Tabernacle, then south on 400 S and around Vernon Worthen Park, where it will end. Our organizers (Collin Weiss 435-619-6329 and Val Cazier 801-718-8291) are looking for folks willing to shuttle people back to their vehicles.
Brittanie & Lonnie are donating their nice vehicle for our entry. All should bring walking shoes, water and a mask. We will be celebrating our candidates - Kenzie Carter for HD74 and Rebecca Sullivan for HD75 and Chuck Goode for SD29 - Chuck is quarantining for 2 weeks).
Our banners will need carriers walking out front. We have both Iron County and Washington County participating together and providing vehicles. We will find a ride for you while also keeping our distance. Due to corona virus precautions, we will not distribute anything - no leaflets, no candy, no nothing. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate the anniversary of our freedom together.