Operation Backpack is Sat., Aug. 17!

If your child is in need of a backpack, attend WCS Operation Backpack on Sat., Aug. 17 from 9-11 a.m. at Fike HS (500 Harrison Dr. in Wilson). Backpacks will be available to WCS students in need on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 8 a.m. and families will be seated in the auditorium prior to the backpack distribution beginning at 9. In order to receive a backpack, students must attend Operation Backpack with their parent or guardian and be enrolled in one of the 26 schools affiliated with Wilson County Schools. Families should arrive together in order to be seated together.
 
We are excited about seeing the smiling faces of our students and making sure they are prepared for the school year. We are grateful to every individual, business and organization that has donated to Operation Backpack so far! The donation deadline was Aug. 12. Contact amber.lynch@wilsonschoolsnc.net for more info.
 
WCS is incredibly grateful to the following businesses and individuals who have donated so far: 
 
Presenting Sponsors
($5,000+ or 200+ backpacks)
BB&T Accounting and Financial Reporting Lighthouse Team
Chick-fil-A of Wilson
Fresenius Kabi
Merck
Vester Auto Group
 
Platinum Sponsors
($1,000-$4,999 or 40-199 backpacks)
Bridgestone
Eyecare Center
Graduate Services East of NC
Pierce Group Benefits
Southern Bank
Wilson County DSS
Wilson Medical Center
Zaxby’s of Wilson
 
Gold Sponsors
($500-$999 or 20-39 backpacks)
Countryside Animal Hospital
Charles H. Darden High School Alumni Assoc.
Impact Church
Jay Kimsey
Purdue Pharmaceuticals
Wilson Community College
Wilson County Partnership for Children
 
Silver Sponsors
($100–$499 or 4-19 backpacks)
Cynthia Agar
AmeriHealth Caritas
Gillian Bolde
Carol Bowen
Creech’s Plumbing
Melissa Denton
Debra Futrell
MC Donahue & SH Kirby
Cheryl Glover
Michael Glover
Isaiah Harper
Jana Lake Agency
Vincent & Megan Lively
John Mattioli
Dr. Lane & Melissa Mills
Modern Woodman
Justin Murray
Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Rocky Mount
Pizza Inn
Debora Powell
Larry & Brenda Proctor
Christy Proctor
Crystal Proctor
Professional Drug Screening Services
Schwartz and Shaw
Simpson Family Chiropractic
Southeastern Diesel Sales & Service
Standard Insurance
State Farm - Chuck Finklea
Beth Sweeney
Towe Insurance
Amy Watson, DDS
Watson Electrical Construction Co.
White-Herring Tractor and Truck
 
Generous Contributors
Edward & Nikita Allen
Krystal Baker
Virginia Bane
Jennifer Barnes
Sarah Beaudreau
Amanda Lou Bell
Carmel Boulo
Melissa Boyce-Inscoe
Rob & Beverly Boyette
Sheldon & Patricia Campbell
Casey Childers
City of Wilson
Ana Cooke
Mandy Dawkins
Education Exchange
Edward Jones Investments
Alex Estes
Jon Ferguson
Dr. Christine Fitch
Caroline Garcia
Dr. Miller & Becky Gibbons
Missy Gibson
Cathy Hardison
Jacquelyn Holland
Beth Jackson
Maritza Johnson
Courtney LaVallee
Shannon Leidy
Lauren LePage
Chris Longie
Amber Lynch
Theresa Mathis
Pamela McCain
Henry & Anne Mercer
TyAmber Neal
Phyllis Newsome
Leigh Anne Orr
Brian Parnell
Sally Pierce
Courtney Renteria
Mindy Sadler
Belinda Serpico
Joni Shelton
Ryan and Debra Simons
Melinda Sowers
Morgan Stephenson
Debra Sullivan
Tiffani Velazquez
Eva Watson
Nicholas Welch
Tracy Wellington
Drew Wheeler
Dr. Cheryl Wilson
Wilson County Sheriff's Office
The Wilson Times
 
We also want to thank 
everyone who has donated 
cash! At Chick-fil-A’s 
Bucks for Backpacks, $852 
was donated in cash!