cram car1MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/12/13) – On Saturday, August 10, the Madisonville Police Department stepped forward to help local students in need by performing the Cram the Car event.
Each year MPD officers set up outside of Walmart and K-Mart in an attempt to urge local citizens to donate school items for Hopkins County students whose parents are going through financial difficulties. Last year was a great success for MPD in this event, and this year was just as successful. The only difference this year was that the same goals were reached with much less time invested.
According to MPD official Jason Lutz, around $6000.00 worth of supplies and cash donations were provided by local citizens, all collected within 4 hours, a time frame that has been unseen until now.

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The following is a listing of the actual items donated…
72 Pencil boxes
6 Bottles of Germ-X
1 Bottle of aspirin
4 Handi wipes
1 Scotch tape
77 Packs of erasers
486 Rulers
324 Packs of loose leaf paper/150 sheets per pack
2,603 Spiral notebooks
126 Backpacks
152 Bottles & sticks of glue
1,150 Folders
216 Crayons
81 Boxes of markers
24 Notebook binders
60 Packages of pens
90 Pencil sharpeners
35 Various composition books
393 Boxes of colored pencils
18 Packs of mechanical pencils
6 Packs of miscellaneous sharpies
198 Pairs of scissors
742 Packs of wooden pencils
3 Packs of underwear
3 Pair of underwear
1 Stick of Secret
1 Pack of shirts
1 Pack of socks
4 Mini staplers
3 Calculators
1 Pack of index cards
1 Color pad tablet
This very helpful community event was undertaken by MPD officers and by the Madisonville Citizens Police Academy.
J.L. Graham
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