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Members of the Jersey County Business Association donated notepads, pens, pencils, post-its, highlighters, re-usable shopping bags, and Panther apparel among other things to the 24 new teachers and paraprofessionals who are being welcomed into Jersey Community Unit District 100 this school year. JCBA member businesses have donated items to near teachers for over five years.
JCBA Director Beth Bear called it a great opportunity to support the schools, teachers & students in the district especially when it comes to schools and education. Beth Bear has a personal connection this year because her sister Margaret Bear is the new choral director at Jersey Community High School. Donations were received from Jerseyville Banking Center, Dennis Ford State Farm Insurance, Thrive Christian School, Carol Yocom, DJs Pub & Grill, 1st Mid America Credit Union, Julie’s Graphics, Heneghan and Associates, Whitworth Horn & Goetten Insurance Agency, Tonsor Custom Awards and Decals, Quality Auto Network & Farmers State Bank.