Local GOP awards grants to 18 schools
by W. Brian Hale
Aug 05, 2010 | 1429 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Republican Party of Walker County is lending a hand to several area schools with a grant from the Community Grant Service in Montgomery.

Eighteen elementary schools throughout District 13 and 14, including 15 schools in Walker County and two in Winston County, will each receive a $3,000 check from Republican Party representatives this week to assist teachers in getting schools supplies for their classrooms.

The grant was secured by Sen. Charles Bishop (R-Arley), who said the growing list of supplies children must have purchased for the school year motivated him to obtain the relief for the schools in his area.

“This is a key issue for me,” Bishop said. “I see these lists of items that children need for school and felt that something not only can, but should be done to help.”

Walker County Republican Party chairman Linda Ensor agreed.

“In this economic climate, our children need every amount of assistance we can give them in their pursuit of education,” Ensor said. “They are our future.”

Some of the elementary schools in Walker County receiving the grant will include Carbon Hill, Townley, Lupton, Cordova, Oakman and Parrish elementary schools.

Lynn and Meek elementary schools in Winston County will also receive the grant.