Back to School Giveaway

Cedar Grove Community Club Back to School Giveaway
Back to School Giveaway Grove Community Club Back to School Giveaway

The Cedar Grove Community Club provides over 100 book bags to school children at the Cedar Grove Community Center. Many individuals and groups made donations to support the giveaway.

Cedar Grove Community Club

The LaFayette Woman’s Club donated money from its members. Several members also volunteered at the event. “Education is always a focus of our Club, “ says club president Rachel Oesch Willeford. “Our members work tirelessly throughout the year to support Walker County Schools. This is just one example of our commitment to this community.”

LaFayette Police and Walker County Firefighters were on hand to meet the students and provide fire education, drug prevention and back to school safety tips. LaFayette Police Officer Chris Reynolds says the first responders are honored to be a part of the event. “We want to be more involved with the community, especially in our schools.”First Responders

Co-organizer Carol Cross is a retired educator and says events like this are essential. “COVID has affected so many people in our community physically and emotionally. It has been really hard on children. We want to be a support system for our kids.”

Co-organizer Amy Millican is an educator, parent and woman’s club member, “ This means a lot to me because my mission is to support our schools. Personally my family has children in two of the three districts this Center supports.”

Jessica Craig is the mother of pre-k student Rayleigh Edwards, “ This means the kids are helped out. This is important for our family because this is Ryleigh's first year in school. The pandemic has affected a lot of folks around here and this helps a lot.”Ryliegh Edwards

The Cedar Grove Community Center serves three school districts including Walker County Schools and Chickamauga schools.

For more information, contact Rachel Oesch Willeford at 706-200-8099 or