District Attorney’s Office makes special delivery to students


By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office delivered 55 board games to first graders at Aliceville Elementary School last week.

Aliceville’s first grade teachers made a post via social media requesting games that students could take home.

“We saw this request and immediately saw that it was about more than just collecting toys for children,” said District Attorney Andy Hamlin. “The teachers know that board games in the home will encourage families to spend time together.”

All board games were purchased with grant money from the Helping Families Initiative, a program that contributes to the overall well-being of the community.

“Board games are a fun and important learning tool,” said HFI Coordinator Chris Washington. “They can be educational and fun, while giving kids a chance to practice cooperation, patience and how to both win and lose gracefully. This project fits right in with our mission to partner with the community to give children the tools they need to succeed.”

Washington assisted in delivering the games and was happy to do so.

“The teachers at Aliceville Elementary School go above and beyond for their students every day,” said Washington. “We’re happy we were able to help out with this project and hope to expand on their idea to reach even more first graders in the future.”


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