Keith Word, past president of the local Jaycee chapter is pictured with principal and superintendent elect Mike Welsh and counselor Erin Edge.
The Piedmont Jaycees, organized in 1952, hosted a back to school event in July. The event, “No Child Should Have to go Back to School to Borrow a Pencil” was held at Fat Dogs Saloon. Ms. Harley Bonds, a Jaycee member and employee, talked the owners, Brian and Kay Farley, into organizing the fundraiser. The event raised $400 that was donated to the Jaycees. The Jaycees then donated $200 each to Piedmont Elementary School and Spring Garden Elementary School to assist families who may not be able to purchase school supplies due to the pandemic.