IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL THIS WEEK, HERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM GRADY COUNTY SCHOOLS:
The Grady County School System will provide free meals to local children during the duration of the school closure beginning Tuesday, March 17, according to Grady County school superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard. Schools are currently closed until March 30 due to the safety concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Nutritious breakfasts and lunches will be delivered by school system personnel to 16 remote locations and will be available for pick up at Cairo High School, Eastside Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, Shiver Elementary School, Washington Middle School, and Whigham Elementary School. At each of the schools, the meals will be available for pickup outside the schools’ front offices. Meals are not being distributed at Southside Elementary School due to its close proximity to Cairo High School, school officials said.
Meals will be available for pick-up at 9 a.m. daily, Monday through Friday, and the remote locations will remain open for a minimum of 30 minutes. The two meals daily are free to children, but adults may purchase the meals for $5. Only cash will be accepted for meal purchases. Children must be present to receive meals.
The 16 remote locations include:
1. Gordon Heights Baptist Church, 1351 Fifth St. S.E.
2. Belcher Circle Mobile Home Park, Belcher Circle
3. Southern Terrace Park, First Street, S.W.
4. Midway Baptist Church, 2389 GA 93 South
5. Karema Estates, Joyner Road and 20th Street S.E. intersection
6. Johnson Meat Market, U.S. 84 East
7. Tired Creek Boulevard neighborhood, behind Mr. Chick
8. First Assembly of God, 495 12th Ave. N.E.
9. T&J Country Store, 4103 GA 111 North
10. Live Oak/Ridge Road area, 300 Live Oak Rd.
11. Calvary Post Office, 6468 GA 111 South
12. Whigham mobile home park, 3621 U.S. 84 West
13. Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club, Holder Park
14. South Cairo mobile home park, 1744 GA 111 South
15. Reno Volunteer Fire Department, 4458 GA 111 South
16. New Jerusalem Church, 969 Ninth St. N.W.