Freeport City Councillor for East Grand Bahama, Erris Hutcheson recently donated school supplies to students at Maurice Moore Primary School.
Hutcheson told this daily, he came in contact with persons from the school who revealed that some of the students did not have sufficient school supplies.
“Some of them did not come to the Back-to-School Giveaway we had,” he said.
The Back-to-School event was held on Basil Neymour Park in Coral Gardens where about 150 to 200 children attended and received backpacks and various school supplies.
The mother with the most children was also given a voucher for Ritchie’s Calypso.
He added that he thought it was necessary to come to the school and donate backpacks filled with school supplies for the select group of students.
Hutcheson furthered that this is all a part of his mandate in his partnership with the school.
“I adopted the school and they gave me a mandate that should I be elected, they would like certain things to be done,” he said.
He noted that as a representative for Local Government, he wanted to fulfill the promises he made during his campaign.
Hutcheson took the opportunity to thank Mrs. Bain for assisting with the School’s Homework Program and revealed that another teacher offered to help with their hot Breakfast Program.
“We are also getting ready to open up one of the parks in East Grand Bahama,” he said, adding that there will be a basketball tournament and fun day for the opening of the park.
Hutcheson finally thanked Veronique Hutcheson from High Tech Crane and Equipment Training and his Co-Councillor Dr. Charlene Reid for helping to make this initiative possible.
Principal of Maurice Moore, Tammy Ellis-Elliott expressed her appreciation for the Hutcheson’s donation.
“Mr. Hutcheson approached the school wanting to partner with us and we welcomed that because we’ve always seen him here,” she said.
Ellis-Elliott stated that the school appreciates any partnership with corporate citizens in Grand Bahama and welcomes anyone who wants to partner with the school.
“We welcome any other persons who are willing to give donations in the form of books or whatever they have,” she said.