The Shining Star award is presented to an individual or business who has gone above and beyond to be a Shining Star in and for the community.
Fulton County Pack A Back Pack
The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce staff and board of directors presented the Shining Star award to Jacki Johnson and Fulton County Pack A Back Pack volunteers on August 23, 2022. The Shining Star award is presented to an individual or business who has gone above and beyond to be a Shining Star in and for the community. Fulton County Pack A Back Pack was nominated for and received this award after providing backpacks and school supplies to 760 students in more than seven school districts.
Fulton County Pack A Back Pack recognizes that in order to break the cycle of poverty and hunger, children must be prepared to learn and succeed in school. Additionally, statistics show that children tend to learn and retain more information if they perceive themselves to be on a level playing field with other children. Children that are academically prepared have higher self-confidence, self-worth and pride, which in turn, results in better grades. Fulton County Pack A Back Pack serves school-aged children (Pre-K - 12th grade) whose families are unable to purchase needed school supplies.
If you wish to donate new school supplies, you can deliver supplies to Tidewater Executive Tax Service at 806 Main Street in Rochester. You can also make a monetary donation to Fulton County Pack A Back Pack at www.fultoncountypackabackpack.com/donate or mail to 806 Main Street, Rochester, IN 46975.
Pictured left to right:
TJ Garner, Chamber Board of Directors
Julie Shriver, Chamber Ambassador with Beacon Credit Union
Kayla Gibbons, Chamber Board of Directors
Dave Sommers, Fulton County Commissioner
Tiffany Futrell, FEDCO Director
Cory Good, Chamber Board of Directors