The Rotary Club of Kilgore is once again stepping up to help Kilgore kids put their best foot forward by making sure they have new shoes to wear in the upcoming school year.
“The Rotary Club of Kilgore believes every child should have a new pair of shoes to wear for the first day of school,” read a statement from the club.
Qualifying students have the opportunity to receive a new pair of shoes and socks. If your family receives benefits from SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, or the National School Lunch Program, your children will qualify to receive shoes.
Shoes will be distributed Friday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 8 a.m. to noon. The distribution will be held at Kilgore College in the carpeted gym of Parks Fitness Center. Enter the Kilgore College building from Broadway Boulevard. Signs will be placed to show the entrance.
The shoes will be distributed to each qualifying student in grades Pre-K through 12th grade.
Each child needing shoes should be present for measuring to ensure correct size.
Park in the Kilgore College parking lot directly in front of the Christ the King Catholic Church. There will be signs designating where to park.
Only one adult/parent will be allowed to accompany children from the same family group. Face masks are not required at this time. However, if the health conditions in our area change, then face masks may be required. Once inside the building, strict social distancing must be observed. Additional safety protocols, including hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, will be employed.
The annual Rotary shoe drive has become a much-appreciated event here in Kilgore, with as many as 500 pairs of shoes being given away at drives in previous years.