On November 20, 2019, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Gates County Community Partnership donated science supplies to four Gates County Schools. “This was something that we wanted to do for a while. We are thankful that Morehead allowed us the chance to participate,” emphasized Brian Rountree, Director of Gates County Community Partnership.

Representatives from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Gates County Schools and Gates County Community Partnership visited Gatesville Elementary School, Central Middle School, T.S. Cooper Elementary School and Buckland Elementary School, dropping off science related articles at each. The union plans to donate even more materials prior to years end. “Unfortunately, we did not order enough storage bins,” said Sherley Jones, Jr., Director of Gates County Community Partnership. “We will make up for it on our next visit!”

“It was great to see the response of the staff and children from the different schools. We were fervently welcomed,” stated Gates County Community Partnership Director Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr. “Interacting with our community in a positive manner is exciting. This part of the journey brings the most joy, as it feeds our spirit.”

Gates County Community Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity whose mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth.