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School supplies being collected in Moriah

Courtney Waldron undertakes project

A Port Henry woman has decided to make life a little easier for Moriah Central School students and their parents this fall. Courtney Waldron is collecting school supplies for local children.

A Port Henry woman has decided to make life a little easier for Moriah Central School students and their parents this fall. Courtney Waldron is collecting school supplies for local children. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— A Port Henry woman has decided to make life a little easier for Moriah Central School students and their parents this fall.

Courtney Waldron is collecting school supplies for local children.

“I am doing this because I know how expensive school supplies can be and sometimes it can be a little difficult to meet the requests of your list,” Waldron said. “Every time I would go to Staples or Wal-Mart I would pick up a few things. Then I decided that I wanted to fill a book bag for a child. But then I kept thinking how nice it would be to be able to help more than one child,  more than one family.

“So with some discussion with my friends and family they gave me their support and so I decided to run with it,”she said. “My plan is currently to collect as many  supplies as possible and then present them to the school because I figure the teachers and staff know better than I do who is in need or who needs what.”

Collection boxes can be found at The Grover Hills Deli, Dollar General, Glens Falls National, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and Moriah Pharmacy.

The school supply drive will continue through Labor Day.

Waldron is seeking pens, pencils, erasers, color pencils, highlighters, washable markers, crayons, dividers, pencil boxes, pocket folders, glue sticks, safety scissors, notebooks, book covers, book bags, scientific calculators, binders, rulers, pencil sharpeners, white out, tissues and hand sanitizer.

“We want to help out Vikings get off to a great start by donating the supplies they need for the school year,” Waldron said.

For information on the school supply drive call Waldron at 645-0677.

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