Mexia News Editorial: It starts with caring

Nothing is more important than the education of our children. We love them and have limitless hopes and dreams for their future, and all those aspirations begin with a solid education.
The message we send our children regarding our dedication to their education is critical. The emphasis we put on it is invaluable and reinforces to them how important it is.
So many things signal the coming of the first day of school, from football, volleyball and band practice, to classroom preparations, new haircuts and shopping. Mexia has developed a unique, very special way of kicking off the school year and sending that message of support to our students.
The Mexia Cares organization has come together to provide school supplies to our students, not only lightening the financial burden on families and ensuring students show up to school with the supplies they need, but sending that clear message that the education of all children is important to the community as a whole.
On Aug. 15, many local businesses and organizations will gather in the Mexia Junior High gym to pass out free supplies and get children ready for the first day of school. It is a dedication of resources, time and energy to begin the school year the right way.
This effort is something everyone should support and our community should be proud of. Take time to stop by the event and see the smiles on the faces of the students and what it takes to bring together enough resources to provide school supplies to 400 children. Thank those involved, and be glad we have such a foundation of support in Mexia to build on. School supplies won't get us where we want to be, but they show a willingness to work toward those goals and provide a promise of support to all our children.