Annual event will feature hometown speaker Carrie Wilkerson
BY CHRISTINA DERR
It’s once again time for Springtown to welcome its newest teachers to the fold.
Superintendent Mike Kelley called this year’s class of newcomers one of the largest ever.
He added that is due in part to the number of teachers who retired at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The annual New Teacher Luncheon will once again be held at Oak Knoll Ranch, 478 Three Skillet Road.
Sponsored by the Springtown Pastors Fellowship, the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.
Springtown alum and noted motivational speaker Carrie Wilkerson will again deliver the address.
The Springtown Chamber of Commerce is collecting donations from the community to fill gift bags that will be given to every new teacher.
Those wishing to donate are asked to bring 55 of their selected items to the chamber, 112 South Main St., before Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Also, as part of the luncheon, the chamber is conducting a school supply drive.
Any types of school supplies are appreciated including notebook paper, pens, pencils, erasers, Kleenex, crayons, and spiral notebooks.
For more information, contact the chamber at (817) 220-7828.