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With school starting in a few weeks, school supply drives are underway.

The Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant police departments, and the South Shore Fire Department are on a mission to see who can collect the most school supplies.

Donations will be accepted through Aug. 25.

The two police departments are challenging the fire department to see who can collect the most and the loser will have to wash a fire engine and/or squad cars. Drop-off locations will have a blue bin for the police department and a red bin for the fire department.

“The bucket color (Police vs. Fire) that ultimately contains the most supplies based on your selection, will be determined the winner,” according to a press release by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

Once the contest is over, the school supplies will then be taken to area schools and distributed. They include Schulte, West Ridge, and Dr. Jones Elementary schools. Children from lower income families will benefit from your generosity!

School Supply Collection Sites:

The winner of the school supply collection event will be announced at the Police/Fire softball fundraiser. That game will be held at 10 a.m. August 27 at Haban Park, 1330 Borgardt Rd.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.