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A donation of schools supplies through Walmart and First Media Radio to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp was delivered to Belmont Elementary School today.

Tripp said not only did the items include school supplies but modeling clay and animal character pajamas.

“It’s humbling to know the community knows what we are trying to do through the Benefiting the Children of Halifax County effort,” the sheriff said.

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District spokesman Les Atkins said, “Community partnerships such as this are a big reason why our schools are successful.”

Tripp also said his annual Deputy Toy Drive is underway where the public can drop off new and unwrapped toys for elementary age boys and girls.

Drop-off locations include B&J’s Cash and Carry on Becker Drive, the sheriff’s office or call Tripp at 252-578-6761 to arrange to have a deputy make a pick-up.

It is suggested the toys be dropped off in enough time for distribution before Christmas. “We hope to have enough toys to make donations to children in need throughout all the elementary schools within Halifax County.”

After a meeting today with representatives from Price Gregory, which is doing pipeline work in the county, Tripp said he received their offer for help to provide toys for the children, care packages for the elderly and help in stocking the food pantry at the sheriff’s office. “We’re proud to have such partnerships with our business community.”