giving back

BHS_Wildcat Games_GroupBy Lily Donaldson, Special to THE VIEW 38002; Photos courtesy of Cathy Roberts

When Bolton junior Gavin Bishop learned that Bolton High School special education students could not participate in a local Special Olympics event, Bishop took to social media. “Something needs to be done about this situation,” Bishop posted.

Bishop knew how important the field day was for the students in the Special Needs classroom where he had been volunteering since the fall semester.  His experience with special needs individuals at Bolton and Camp Barnabas in Missouri also lead him to start a chapter of the national peer group Best Buddies at the high school.

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Depot Square LogoThe Tennessee Downtowns steering committee is currently looking for volunteers to work toward the continued revitalization of Historic Depot Square.

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Lakeland Lions Club members Cecil Tompkins and Ron Brandon help stack 1200 cases of pecans for the civic groups annual sale. Staff Photo.

Lakeland Lions Club members Cecil Tompkins and Ron Brandon help stack 1200 cases of pecans for the civic group’s annual sale. Staff Photo.

A light rain did little to dampen the spirits of members of the Lakeland Lions Club while they unloaded a tractor-trailer load of fresh “new-crop” Georgia pecans for the club’s annual fundraiser. Through their 33 years, the Lakeland club has raised roughly 1.2 million dollars to fund their Lion sponsored programs primarily through the sale of holiday pecans at many

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Photo Courtesy of The Bolton Paw Print

Photo Courtesy of The Bolton Paw Print

By Lily Donaldson, The Bolton Paw Print

December is revered by most as ‘the giving season,’ but other than the materialistic presents shared between family members, not a lot of giving is going on. The traditional practice of helping those less fortunate is being replaced with extravagant red and green wrapping paper.

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ESL Teacher Michelle Sluder works with Veronica Perez and Luz Velazquez, parents in the municipal school district's adult ESL class. Staff Photo.

ESL Teacher Michelle Sluder works with Veronica Perez and Luz Velazquez, parents in the municipal school district’s adult ESL class. Staff Photo.

At 1:30 pm each Monday afternoon, Michelle Sluder, an English as a Second Language instructor for Arlington Community Schools, prepares to teach a special group of students. Some of them have familiar names and faces—but not because Sluder has had them in class before. Instead these are the parents and family members of her middle and high school students.

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