The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed teachers back to school today with its 5th annual Thank-A-Teacher Celebration Parade Presented by Sam’s Furniture. The event’s purpose is to show the community’s appreciation for local teachers who are making a big difference in the world.
Chamber staff, member businesses, and community leaders divided up into caravans early this morning and made their way to schools across Rogers and Lowell welcoming back teachers as they prepare to step back into the classroom for the first time in months.
This year’s Thank-A-Teacher event featured a Celebration Parade which replaced the traditional in-person event and included four parade routes for caravans to drop off goodie bags, gift cards and valuable prizes to teachers. The event culminated with a special $10,000 Home Makeover giveaway donated by Sam’s Furniture and was won by Melinda Singleton, Pre-K teacher at Tucker Elementary.
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Pictured Below: $10,000 Sam's Furniture Home Makeover winner Melinda Singleton with daughter, Larra Donaldson, Joe Donaldson.