The Lincoln County girls‘ basketball team hosted Spencer County last night for a pre-season scrimmage at Lincoln County High School. The team used the scrimmage as an opportunity to collect food items for the school’s backpack program. It turned out to be a win-win night for the Lady Pats who won the scrimmage on the court and collected a lot of needed food for the backpack program.
The backpack program helps provide food for students who may not have enough to eat over the weekend. The students are referred by teachers, parents or themselves. Once referred, the student must have a form filled out with the parent’s permission.
Students who are part of the program receive their backpacks every Friday. The distribution of the backpacks are handled confidentially. The program is offered at all of the schools in the district.
The food collected at the scrimmage last night was for LCHS students. “I was running low on food this morning, it was a great surprise when Coach McWhorter called me this morning to tell me they had collected a bunch of food at the game last night. It was a super blessing!” exclaimed Lincoln County Youth Service Center Coordinator Mindy Stevens.
Stevens said all of the schools in Lincoln County have a backpack program and can always use extra help. To get involved, or to obtain more information about the program, you can contact the following people at each school:
•Lincoln County High School- Lincoln County Youth Service Center- Mindy Stevens (606.365.2671 or 606.669.0280)
•Lincoln County Middle School- Famlies First- Becky Burton (606.365.8272 ext. 275)
•Stanford Elementary- Building Bridges- Susan Miller (606.669.4759)
•Hustonville Elementary- Helping Hands- Candida Byrd (606.669.0614)
•Crab Orchard Elementary- Family Connections- Gail Owens (606.365.5828)
•Highland & Waynesburg Elementary- South Lincoln- Karen Hignite (606.365.9243 or 606.365.5815)