JONESVILLE — Students begin returning to school this week and that means they’ll need school supplies and a local industry is helping a local school make sure they have them.
Since it arrived in the Jonesville area more than a decade ago, the Dollar General Distribution Center has been a major employer with more than 600 associates. It has played an important role in the diversification of the economy of Union County.
In addition to its impact on the local economy, the Dollar General Distribution Center has also been heavily involved with the community, participating in local charitable activities and supporting community educational institutions.
One of those institutions is Jonesville Elementary/Middle School which has benefitted over the years from the Dollar General Distribution Center’s commitment to community involvement. It has benefitted again this year as the center has donated school supplies to JEMS for the 2017-2018 school year. The supplies were accepted by JEMS Principal Kathy Taylor who thanked the center for its support of the school and its students.
“We are so fortunate at Jonesville to have such awesome support from Dollar General Distribution Center for our school,” Taylor said in a statement issued announcing the donation. “We are ready for the start of school and will have lots of happy students.”
Thursday is the first day of school for students in the 1st through the 12th grades at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School and the other schools of the Union County School District. Tuesday, Aug. 22 will be the first day of school for 5K students while Monday, Aug. 28 will be the first day for 4K students.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.