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Colonial Beach students in need of supplies after fire

The fire that destroyed part of Colonial Beach Elementary left more than 280 students without school supplies, a School Board member says.

A blaze destroyed the brick building early Sunday morning. 

Below is a letter from School Board member Michelle Payne.

Good Morning,

As you are aware, yesterday Colonial Beach lost part of the Elementary School to a fire. The building that was lost in the fire was currently not being used for classrooms, but used to house supplies for the students of the school. All supplies were lost in the fire and the students (K-5th grade) are now without supplies. They are in desperate need of ANY school supplies, office supplies, and PE Equipment. If anyone would like to or could help with any donations it would be greatly appreciated. Currently 280 students are displaced from their school because it is unsafe for them to be there along with not having any material when they are able to return to that location or be moved to another temporary location. All donations can be dropped off at the Colonial Beach High School site (100 1st Street) or checks can be made to the Colonial Beach Public School.

Please pass this information on to anybody that might be interested in helping out.


Michelle Payne

Colonial Beach School Board Member

Colonial Beach High School Booster Treasurer