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School District Five to offer temporary Golden Passes to senior citizens during drive-thru event

For Immediate Release–July 28, 2020

 

School District Five to offer temporary Golden Passes to senior citizens during drive-thru event

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold a drive-thru event Aug. 4 through Aug. 5 to distribute temporary Golden Passes to senior citizens this year.

 

The annual offering is aimed at providing seniors with an opportunity to attend school events that are open to the public and encourage them to stay engaged in schools throughout the school year. Temporary, paper passes will be provided to residents 60-years-old or older during the two-day drive-thru event, and a driver's license or other photo identification will be required.  

 

"We hope to have events this school year that members of the public can attend," said School District Five Communications Director Katrina Goggins. "The passes are our way of preparing our seniors for any events that occur and thanking them for their contributions to schools and to the community."

 

More than 300 people received Golden Passes last school year.

  • Tuesday, August 4 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Chapin Middle School 
  • Tuesday, August 4 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Dutch Fork High School
  • Wednesday, August 5 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Irmo High School                            

 

The drive-thru style event is being held due to safety protocol in response to COVID-19. Staff members will wear masks and other protective gear, and seniors participating in the event are asked to wear masks and remain in their vehicles during the event. Golden Passes that have a permanent photo on them are lifetime passes and do not need to be renewed. For more information, contact the district’s Communications Office at 476-8118 or email communications@lexrich5.org.