For those who truly believe: Overton students receive almost 400 pairs of new running shoes

Source: Salisbury Post

Date: 12-December-2017

About a year ago, Communities in School representative Fran Lescoe decided she wanted to do something special for the kids at Overton. After five months of planning – A generous donor, with the help of Ralph Baker Jr. at Ralph Baker Shoes and many volunteer hours by Lescoe and others, brought the dream to fruition.

“We had to do this,” Lescoe said. “Our kids just started the Healthy Rowan Daily Mile program in August, and most of them didn’t have good shoes. At least 70 percent of the students had ill-fitting or worn-out shoes…”

More than 70% of Overton students live at the poverty level, and all of them qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

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