The employees of Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra gave back to surrounding communities by delivering a pick-up truck full of school supplies to Wayne County schools.

The employees of Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra gave back to surrounding communities by delivering a pick-up truck full of school supplies to area schools.

For the past three years, the company’s Contribution Committee, responsible for corporate donations, has filled backpacks for Wayne County students.

This year, the committee got employees involved and created “Operation Red Apple.” Employees were divided up into teams and competed against each other to see which could bring in the most school supplies. Members of the “pink team” won the contest and were treated to a pizza party.

This year, Garlock gave filled backpacks to the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District and split the employee contributions between students at Marion and Williamson.

On Sept. 14, 25 boxes of school supplies, including graphing calculators, back packs, lunch boxes, pens, markers, binders, paper, Kleenex and much more were delivered to Marion. Williamson, too, got 25 boxes of supplies.

Garlock employees Jim Briggs, Megan Detaeye, Dan Hares, Andrea Hurteau and Kelly Ide delivered the supplies to Marion Superintendent Kathy Wegman.

Wegman expressed her appreciation on behalf of students and parents to the employees and the company.