Latham Elementary Receives Generous Donations

6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 30 2010 Dec 30, 2010 Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:13:03 PM CST December 30, 2010 in News
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LATHAM - The holiday break is nearing an end for many students, but for one Mid-Missouri elementary school, classes will be anything but the norm Monday.

Fire destroyed the Latham Elementary school building earlier in December. Superintendent Tanya Brown said donations have been overwhelming and monetary gifts have reached $12,000.  Local schools and businesses have donated school supplies, teaching materials and 40 computers.  

"It's been very humbling," Brown said. "That's the one word that I've been able to come up with that's really been able to describe how we have all felt."

Some businesses have named themselves drop-off locations for donations. The California Ford dealership has already taken several truck loads of donations over to the school.

"It's great," said employee Niki Oldham. "It's a good feeling. It's just nice that we can be a part of the blessing to them."

Other drop-off sites for donations include Tipton Schools, St. Andrews Catholic School in Tipton, Bone Cutters Sporting Goods and O'Riley Auto Parts in California.

"It's amazing how everyone has come together to help our school, and that just makes us feel really special," Brown said.

Brown said the fire stands as undetermined by the fire marshall. She said the school's insurance will cover the actual building but none of its contents. While the burnt building remains, plans to tear it down and build a new one are in progress.

"We have to wait for the winter, for all the grounds to thaw and then the plans have to be drawn up," Brown said. "It's a long drawn out process. We're just taking it step by step."

School will continue as planned on January 3. The 63 students will meet at Pilot Grove Baptist Church just down the road from Latham Elementary School.  The school's office will be at Latham's First Christian Church. Brown said she hopes in about three weeks trailers will be set up by the elementary school for them to move into.

With no school kitchen or dishwasher, Brown said the school still needs donations of paper or foam plates and plastic utensils for lunches. For a complete list of donations visit the list above. You can contact the school at 660-458-6271.

Mail supplies to:
Latham Christian Church
291 S Highway E
Latham, MO 65050
660-458-627

Make checks payable to: Latham R-V School Fire Fund
Checks can be mailed to:
Latham R-V School
P.O. Box 367
Latham, MO 65050


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