The Staples-Motley Early Childhood Coalition’s “Big Equipment Show” is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. June 24 in the Staples Elementary parking lot. All families are invited to attend. Vehicles will be on display from the Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment program, the Staples Fire Department, the Staples Police Department and Lakewood Health Systems. School Readiness classes are at the elementary school for children the year before they enter kindergarten. Children become familiar with the school environment and learn skills necessary for kindergarten. Due to state budget cuts, the School Readiness program is facing current and future budgetary shortfalls. The Staples-Motley Early Childhood Coalition is beginning the process to raise funds to help sustain this program long term. Freewill donations will be collected during the “Big Equipment Show” and donated to the School Readiness program. Hot dogs and root beer floats also may be purchased. The Staples-Motley Early Childhood Coalition is funded in part by a grant from the Initiative Foundation. For more information, contact Sara Dregney at (218) 894-1897.
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