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Local students help collect school supplies to be given to underpriviledged chil

It is rare to see two big yellow school buses parked at the entrance of a Wal-Mart store on a Tuesday afternoon.
But in the case of two school buses from Pulaski County and Radford, they were parked in front of Wal-Mart in Fairlawn Tuesday for a good cause— Q99 Radio’s annual "Pack the Bus" event.
In its 10th year, Pack the Bus is an event organized by Q99 Radio (99.1 FM) in which school supplies are collected and packed onto buses to be given to underprivileged children. Each school district that Q99 visits will send a school bus so that items collected may be taken back and distributed to students within that particular school district.
At yesterday’s event in Fairlawn, over $6,500 in school supplies was collected for students in Pulaski County and Radford, according to Jill Sluss, promotions director for Q99 Radio.
Staff from Pulaski County High School’s guidance department, along with student volunteers, were at Tuesday’s event to help load supplies onto the school bus.
This year’s week-long Pack the Bus event started Monday, August 10 and will end Friday, August 14, with a total of 14 stops at Wal-Mart stores along the way, including locations in the New River Valley such as Fairlawn, Christiansburg and Pearisburg, along with the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
The project will reach a total of 23 school districts.

Along with Q99, primary sponsors of this event include Pepsi, SunTrust Bank, AT&T and Applebee’s. Secondary sponsors include Wal-Mart, Valleydale Foods, Heiner’s Bakery and Custom Apparel.

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Local students help collect school supplies to be given to underpriviledged chil

It is rare to see two big yellow school buses parked at the entrance of a Wal-Mart store on a Tuesday afternoon.
But in the case of two school buses from Pulaski County and Radford, they were parked in front of Wal-Mart in Fairlawn Tuesday for a good cause— Q99 Radio’s annual "Pack the Bus" event.
In its 10th year, Pack the Bus is an event organized by Q99 Radio (99.1 FM) in which school supplies are collected and packed onto buses to be given to underprivileged children. Each school district that Q99 visits will send a school bus so that items collected may be taken back and distributed to students within that particular school district.
At yesterday’s event in Fairlawn, over $6,500 in school supplies was collected for students in Pulaski County and Radford, according to Jill Sluss, promotions director for Q99 Radio.
Staff from Pulaski County High School’s guidance department, along with student volunteers, were at Tuesday’s event to help load supplies onto the school bus.
This year’s week-long Pack the Bus event started Monday, August 10 and will end Friday, August 14, with a total of 14 stops at Wal-Mart stores along the way, including locations in the New River Valley such as Fairlawn, Christiansburg and Pearisburg, along with the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
The project will reach a total of 23 school districts.

Along with Q99, primary sponsors of this event include Pepsi, SunTrust Bank, AT&T and Applebee’s. Secondary sponsors include Wal-Mart, Valleydale Foods, Heiner’s Bakery and Custom Apparel.

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