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Dayton, Ludlow Students to Receive New Shoes

More than 1,000 students at Dayton and Ludlow schools will receive new shoes and socks, and have their feet washed by the organization Samaritan's Feet International.

The organization, which has visited the River Cities in recent years for the same purpose, provides shoes "as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities," a news release said.

On Tuesday, Samaritan's Feet will be at Mary A. Goetz Elementary in Ludlow where 475 students have been pre-registered to participate, according to an announcement. The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m.

In Ludlow, the event was sponsored by Walmart and the company's employees in Kentucky and other states who will be volunteering.

On Thursday, Samaritan's Feet visits Lincoln Elementary School in Dayton where 675 students have been pre-registered for the event which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Dayton High School seniors and other community volunteers will be serving there.

Samaritan's Feet has a goal of serving one million people this year. So far, 375,176 pairs of shoes have been distributed, the organization said.

-Staff report

Photo: Samaritan's Feet in Dayton in 2018 (RCN file)