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Somerset Elementary School is one of several area schools collecting school supplies to donate to St. Croix Central Elementary School, after a Tuesday, April 30 fire closed the building for the remainder of the school year. Pictured (front, from left) are Connor Grahovac, Emilee Christensen, Claire Anderson; (back, from left)Tyler Engesether, staff member Jennie Mangine and second grade teacher Nancy Andersen.

Donations sought for SCC Elementary

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In the wake of the fire that has closed the St. Croix Central Elementary School building, the community is coming together to support the school. Several area schools, including Somerset and New Richmond schools, are collecting donations of school supplies for St. Croix Central Elementary students and staff to use, when they start classes again Monday, at Rolling Ridges Girl Scout camp, approximately 5 miles northwest of Roberts.

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Somerset Superintendent Randy Rosburg said Somerset Elementary School teachers are also gathering instructional materials to donate to St. Croix Central.

"It's nice to know that everybody is here for everybody, and we're not limited by our district boundaries," Rosburg said, "But we are reaching out and just helping."

Somerset second grade students are also writing letters and drawing pictures to send to St. Croix

Central with the donations.

A group of SCC Elementary parents has set up a school supply drive at Hackman Town & Country in Roberts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

A list of school supplies needed is available at Hackman Town and Country. The group is also collecting recess supplies such as kick balls, and jump ropes.

The group has also set up a monetary fund at WESTConsin Credit Union, under the account name SCC: Community Strong. Payments can be made out to SCC.

In New Richmond, the Friday Memorial Library is holding a book donation drive through May 15 for the SCC Elementary library. The library is asking for donations of gently used books. There is a donations shelf located just inside the library's front doors.

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