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Stuff the bus to help students
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Durham School Services is partnering with Et Cetera and Collins River BBQ & Cafe in a fundraiser to stuff a bus with school supplies for area students.A Durham school bus will be parked in front of 123 East Main Street this Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring school supplies to the bus on Saturday or drop supplies off at Et Cetera this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., or Collins River BBQ this Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.Joe O’Neal, owner of Collins River BBQ, and Karen Moore Marsh, owner of Et Cetera, are offering an extra incentive to encourage participation in the fundraiser. Anyone who brings in three or more school supplies to their businesses will receive 10 percent off.Brian Riley, Durham Bus Services general manager, said Durham also plans to donate $500 toward the cause.This is being done, organizers say, because school supply lists can be long and costly. Marsh said, “We ask that whatever school supplies you are buying for your child, just buy a little extra.”