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From left, Webutuck students Stephany Penate, 11, and Emily Hernandez, 7, left the Amenia Town Hall gymnasium a little more prepared for the 2021-22 school year after picking up a variety of free school supplies. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Stone Church Grange offers free school supplies

AMENIA — Making sure local children have everything they need to start the school year off right, members and volunteers with Stone Church Grange #1561 invited students and their families to stop by the Amenia Town Hall gymnasium on Tuesday, Aug. 31, to pick up some free school supplies. 

Organized every year by the Grange, this year’s event offered school supplies for students in pre-k through 12th grade. Normally, the event offers supplies for students only up to sixth grade, but because the need was so great this year, Stone Church Grange volunteers explained they decided to offer supplies to more grade levels.

Held from 3 to 6 p.m., students and their parents circulated around the Town Hall gymnasium where they picked up backpacks, spiral and composition notebooks, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, earbuds, binders, rulers, Post-It notes and other supplies to help succeed in the upcoming academic year.

— Kaitlin Lyle

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