I am writing in reference to your article on Snackpacks in the June 16 issue of the Gazette-Journal. It was incorrect as to the fact of its beginnings. Salem United Methodist Church began the program in the spring of 2010. Mary Jo Robins brought an article from the King’s Daughters newsletter “The Silver Cross” to the United Methodist Women about a group at a Fort Worth, Texas church providing Snackpacks for a school. She asked the women to consider beginning this program for our local schools. It was decided to begin the program at Lee-Jackson Elementary School and it is still a ministry for Salem.
Several of the teachers at Lee-Jackson Elementary School were members of Salem Church. They provided the needed information as to the needs of the children at Lee-Jackson and how they would be distributed and got the permission of the principal. The two circles, the Agape Circle and the Lilly Hopkins Circle of UMW at Salem, began the Snackpack Pr...
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