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KCTS Promotes Bus Service For Local School Students

Kimball County Transit Service hosted its second annual event Aug. 11 to hand out school supplies. Area students were eligible to pick up a draw string backpack, along with notebooks, markers, folders, and colored pencils and crayons.

Last year, the transit planned for 100 students at this back-to-school event but, ran out of supplies after just a half an hour. Many people were in town due to the 4014 steam engine stopping in Kimball around noon time.

This year they planned to give school supplies to 150 students as well as a lunchtime hotdog treats. Even though they had some leftovers, the results were positive and the turnout was good.

The following individuals volunteered to hand out supplies: Kairyn Miller, Davian Martinez, Brandon Bojorquez and Riann Morton.

With state and federal finances, KCTS is able to be reimbursed 90% to100% on such marketing events for the community. The event was to encourage early sign up for the KCTS in-town bus service for students. The service is on a first come first serve basis. Students can still be signed up by calling the KCTS at 308-235-0262.