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Summer is Coming to a Close!

by Ryleah Cross | Edward Jones - Ryleah Cross; Grimes Chamber & Economic Development Board Chair

August 2022 Newseltter Article

As the calendar turns to August my thoughts immediately go to the start of the school year. New opportunities for my kids, new teachers, new friends to be made, lots of new material for them to learn. I can't help but feel both excited and sad as we go back to school and the routine that it brings. Excited because there will be so many new things for my kids to experience and a great return to a routine for our family. Sad because our summer has been filled with making fun family memories. Practices for fall sports are starting and the upcoming state fair will be the last official event before the first day of school.


A couple weeks ago I saw a post online about a campaign to "clear the lists" for teachers for the upcoming school year. Intrigued by what this meant I had to do a little research and was pleasantly surprised with what I had found. Teachers had posted their amazon lists to a spreadsheet and asked for help to buy the extra items they need for their classroom. There are many people helping clear the lists by buying a couple things for a handful of teachers. The generosity shown by strangers never ceases to amaze me. If you are able, consider buying a couple extra things this year for your child's teacher off their amazon list. Most will send them to you if you ask and the impact you have on their classroom is appreciated. I might be a bit biased, but I think the educators we have in the Dallas Center Grimes district are some of the best in the state.


Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean things at Grimes Chamber and Economic Development are slowing down. We continue to do many ribbon cuttings for the local businesses that are choosing Grimes. We are gearing up for our annual total resource campaign that will begin in September. If you are ever curious how you can get involved, reach out! As always, I feel very fortunate to live and raise my kids in Grimes. Pay it forward if you can!

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