To the editor:

We would like to thank all of those listed, and maybe a few not listed, for all of the help, donations, food, offers of help, and concern. We could not have managed to clean up the damage to our school and be able to resume school so quickly without your support. Whether your support was physical or emotional, we all needed and leaned on that support. As the clean up continues, the physical scars on our new school are being repaired, the emotional scars will take longer, but seeing our students once again in our school heals those scars. It is so wonderful to know how much the Brown County and beyond pulled together to help us through this ordeal.

Thanks to the listed and not listed: The Community of Bangs, Bangs Volunteer Fire Department, The Bangs area Churches, Dr. Charles Hall, Wal-Mart, Subway, Brookesmith ISD, Brownwood ISD, Coleman ISD, Early ISD, Goldthwaite ISD, Hawley ISD, Novice ISD, Paint Rock ISD, Santa Anna ISD, San Saba ISD, TSTC, First Financial, 4-H Center, Stephanie Bond-First Baptist Childcare, Food Plaza, Allsups, City of Bangs, Brown County Precinct 4, United Way-Abilene, Tongate Services, Waldrop Construction, Roberts and Petty, Fromburg Architects, Bangs Automotive, Lake Brownwood Lions Club, Thrift Mart, Texas Bank, Big G. Grocery, Moriah Concrete, Schwartz and Eichelbaum, Brown County Crime Stoppers, Bangs Ex-Student Association, and the numerous people who have donated to the reward for the arrest of these individuals, the reward now stands at $4,500 as of Sept. 30.

The faculty, staff and board of trustees of Bangs Independent School District