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Young GOP planning to move books
Effort will help stock shelves at new schools
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Forsyth County News
The Forsyth County Young Republicans will spend the next two Mondays at the county’s newest elementary schools, filling their libraries with books.

“We’re gathering a group of people who want to help out the community and help out the new schools in our system by moving books from the older schools to the new schools to make sure the new schools are adequately supplied,” said Josh Shorr, club organizer.

The group will meet July 6 at Brookwood Elementary School and July 13 at Whitlow Elementary School. The book transferring will begin at 9 a.m. both days.

Shorr said the club’s efforts will save the school system money, which could then be used toward programming or other areas of need in a year with limited funding.

Judi Jenkins, the district’s business and community relations facilitator, said the partnership with the Young Republicans is “essential to ensuring that our schools are ready for students when they arrive on Aug. 10.”

“Because of our budget constraints, we were unable to hire temporary helpers to assist with book distribution,” she said. “So this hands-on donation of time is greatly appreciated.”

The Forsyth County Young Republicans, a local chapter of a national organization, formed in May. It’s designed to be a social atmosphere for young professionals between ages 18 and 40.

“We just recently started up and we’ve had two hugely successful events, but we want to be more than just a political group,” Shorr said.

“We want to be a group that’s actively involved in improving our community ... and this is just the first way we’re looking to help.”