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Area ‘Stuff the Bus’ events were a huge success last weekend

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Racquel Brown, a Second grade teacher at Masterson Elementary School in Kennett, at right and Sara Dye, a Fourth Grade teacher at South School in Kennett, take their shift at the local Stuff the Bus event held at the Kennett Wal-Mart this past Saturday. Other area schools participated in the event as well.
Photos by Trina Bell, staff

The Kennett Walmart took the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday to a new level this past weekend.

While parents were thrilled about getting every break possible on back to school items, Walmart asked its shoppers to help them fill school buses for less fortunate children in the area.

The Sales Tax Holiday, which began last Friday and ran through Sunday, gave shoppers an incentive to shop in the towns and cities who were participating, with Kennett gaining shoppers from area towns such as Malden and Poplar Bluff, who opted out this year.

The sales tax holiday tax exemption was limited to:

• Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less.

• School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase.

• Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less.

• Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500.

• Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500.

• Graphing calculators – not to exceed $150.

Racquel Brown, second grade teacher at Masterson Elementary School said “This year’s Stuff the Bus event had already been a huge success with the event still having several hours to go this past Saturday.

“We’ve had lots of monetary donations,” Brown said. “We have enjoyed watching the kids being excited about running inside to buy things to bring back out to our bus here,” she added.

In addition to the shoppers helping associates fill the buses with clothes and school supplies, children were able to receive free hair cuts and the vision center performed vision screenings.

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