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Don’t Miss the Bus Event Kicks Off for It’s Seventh Year

Elizabethtown, KY (July 5, 2018) – Bluegrass Cellular, in partnership with Hardin County Public Schools and WQXE-FM, is once again presenting Don’t Miss the Bus, a school-supply drive to support Hardin County students who struggle to acquire the items they need to start the school year off right. 

Each July, Don’t Miss the Bus partners place collection bins in various locations around Hardin County. Donors have three weeks to drop off school supplies like earbuds, thumb drives, backpacks and composition notebooks, among other items. The ultimate goal is to fill an entire Hardin County school bus with these supplies, although last year they filled multiple. 

Some of the drop-off locations this year include Mark’s Feed Store, South Central Bank, Chick-fil-A and The News-Enterprise. The drive is designed to help students have all the necessary tools to succeed a successful school year. 

Bins will be placed in these various locations beginning July 6 and will remain there until July 27. 

“This school-supply drive has made a huge difference in many students’ lives,” said Barry Nothstine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bluegrass Cellular. “It has given students the ability to go back to school with all the materials needed to become successful. With the help of our kind community, we hope to surpass this year’s goal.” 

Last year, Don’t Miss the Bus collected over 27,500 supplies and $4,000 in monetary donations. The goal of this year’s drive is to collect over 28,000 supplies. 

“We truly appreciate Bluegrass Cellular and all of the partners that help put Don’t Miss the Bus together,” said Teresa Morgan, Hardin County Schools Superintendent. “Don’t Miss the Bus ensures that students are ready to start a successful year on the first day of school. It is wonderful to see the Hardin County community work together for students.” 

Supplies collected during Don’t Miss the Bus will be divided proportionally between Family and Youth Resource Service Centers at Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools, as well as shared with Fort Knox Child, Youth and School Services.