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Students treated to free shoes
Student body at Bobby Ray given free pair
Virginia Gant of Smartt Assembly of God Church helps distribute shoes to Bobby Ray Elementary students. The church partnered with Convoy of Hope to provide every Bobby Ray student with a new pair of shoes Friday morning.
Finding novel ways to reach out to the community is nothing new for pastor Chuck Catalfu of Smartt Assembly of God, whose church outreach center plays host to Tennessee All-Pro Wrestling every Saturday night.“We want people to know we care about our community and we want to help,” Catalfu said as his church again reached outside the box, this time to help every student at Bobby Ray Elementary.On Friday, Smartt Assembly partnered with Bobby Ray Elementary and Convoy of Hope to provide each student with a new pair of shoes. The shoes, provided by a shoe company which wishes to remain anonymous, were distributed Friday morning by several members of Smartt Assembly. They were joined by Mayor Jimmy Haley, McMinnville policeman Bobby Anderson, and numerous members of the school staff.“We are so excited by what they’re doing,” Bobby Ray principal Monti Hillis told the student body, which gathered in the school gym Friday morning.