HURON — BelieveFest, a school supply giveaway for families with financial need, is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Madison School, 1634 Idaho Ave. S.E.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
An anticipated enrollment of 620 children is expected in grades K-8 in Huron. The number of supplies needed is enormous when multiplied by 620! That would add up to a total of 11,110 pencils for all those students. To gather the supplies needed, donations of school supplies or cash is requested.
BelieveFest has received donations to date of $500 or more from Huron Christian Church, Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. and First United Methodist Women. Donations of $200 or more were received from Muth Electric, Dakota Provisions, Holy Trinity, Tschetter Hohm Clinic, Avail Wealth Management LLC, Escape Salon and Spa, Kiwanis Club, Pfitzer Pest Control, Hope Lutheran, WW Tire, Iverson Motor, Mount Calvary Preschool, Kuhler’s Funeral Home, Cy and Teresa Haatvedt and HRMC. They have also received grants from United Way and Christen Hohm Lusk Foundation.
Thrivent Financial of Huron will help provide and set up treats for volunteers during set up.
In addition to school supplies, Child Evangelism Fellowship will be doing face painting, Dakota Family Dentistry will provide toothbrushes, and other organizations will also distribute products and information.
Those who would like to support this effort may give donations to the Huron First United Methodist Church at 2660 Dakota Ave. S., or Escape Salon at 875 Dakota Ave S. School supplies and cash donations with checks made out to Huron FUMC with BelieveFest in the memo are all appreciated!
Anyone who would like to help volunteer during the giveaway is asked to call LeAnn at 350-3794.
School supplies needed include backpack, three-ring binder with zipper, compass, crayons, disinfectant wipes, eraser, flash drive, three-prong paper folder with pockets, glue, headphones, highlighters, pencil bag, dry erase markers, washable markers, paper, red pens, colored pencils, No. 2 pencils, Post It notes, 12-inch ruler, school box, five-inch scissors, scientific calculator and watercolors.
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