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Petal Education Foundation Receives Donation from Forrest County Board of Supervisors

The Petal Education Foundation was awarded $8175.00 by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for the Excel By 5 Backyard Bus.  The funds will purchase air conditioning, language and literacy learning games, children’s books to be distributed to families and aid maintenance and operating costs.  The Backyard Bus is an outreach program of Excel By 5 and the Petal School District Center for Families and Children.  It is expected that at least 600+ different children will benefit from the offerings of the Backyard Bus beginning this school year.  Visit the bus every Thursday at Hinton Park, formally Relay Park, at 10:30 a.m.
 Pictured from left to right, Jimmy Havard, Forrest Co. Circuit Clerk, Chris Bowen, Charles Marshall, David Hogan, Dr. Matt Dillon, Sup. of PSD, Burkett Ross, Jr., Rod Woullard, Leahne Lightsey, Petal Education Foundation, Emily Herring, Outreach Coordinator-Center for Families and Children, Billy Magee, Forrest Co. Sherriff , Nadine Coleman, Director of PSD Center for Families and Children.