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'Stuff the Bus' on August 7

Help local kids be ready for school this year - donate supplies to the annual "Stuff the Bus" event in Perham.

Items needed include back packs, pencils, pens, rulers, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, pencil pouches, scissors, folders, tape, protractors, book covers, tissues and erasers.

All donated supplies will go to children in need in Otter Tail County. Items may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 at Perham High School.

Organizations involved in the event include Kinship of the Perham Area, Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action, United Way and The Salvation Army.

With questions, contact Jill Shipman at Kinship, at 346-7102, or United Way at 218-736-5147.

Donated supplies may also be dropped off at United Way in Fergus Falls.

Families with children who would benefit from this program are encouraged to fill out an application at www.uwotc. com.