The Neighborhood Scoop by Dr. Cynthia L. Toles


Our hats are off to George W. Floyd Elementary School!

When devastation comes in one’s life, family, town, community or state, sharing becomes an essential part of the love we can give to others.

Our area and many others throughout Alabama have been destroyed by deadly tornadoes.

As a community, we can only be thankful and blessed that our lives and homes have been spared. It is important and the right thing to do for our thoughts and action to show kindness and love, especially doing these difficult times. 

This act of kindness was shown by one of our elementary schools in the Gadsden City Schools.

Sardis was an area hardest hit by the tornado. Over 25 homes were destroyed and 100 were damaged.

The Etowah County United Way asked local schools to take up non-perishable food and paper products to help the people in Sardis. The students and faculty answered the call to share in helping a community in need. 

George W. Floyd Elementary started a can drive on May 13. The school’s 4th and 5th grade Beta Club members worked hard to spread the word of the drive and collect donations.

There was a classroom competition in which classes would bring in the most donations.

Mrs. Jean M. Wright’s 4th grade class won the competition, bringing in 190 items.

The last day to collect the items was May 20, and the final total of items collected for the school was 1,028.  Thanks to all students, parents and teachers that brought donations!

G.W. Floyd Elementary School is very proud of all the caring students that made the drive successful.

This is an example of a real-life lesson teaching our children to care and share with others.

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