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Updated: 08/09/2017 08:30:02AM

Residents help kids get ready for school

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PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III

Resident Betsy Gauss and Polk Avenue Elementary ESE Facilitator Melanie Fletcher exchange smiles during the event.

PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III

Water's Edge resident Jerry Ackley, a retired school superintendent, chats with teachers from Polk Avenue Elementary during a school supply giveaway to teachers on Aug. 4.

By CHARLES A. BAKER III

cbaker@scmginc.com

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LAKE WALES – Residents and staff at the Lake Wales retirement home Water’s Edge hosted the Third Annual School Water’s Edge School Supply Giveaway on Aug. 4.

“This is my baby,” said Water’s Edge Executive Director Kwanza Bryant. “My whole family was educators and every year they had to buy supplies for their kids. There are lots of projects to help the kids but we wanted to do this for the teachers.”

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