Larkin and Scott gives back to local community

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Larkin and Scott Mortuary of Demopolis awarded backpacks filled with school supplies to area youth on Aug. 11 in an effort to help local students start their school year prepared.

“We wanted to make sure we were doing something to equip students to succeed,” said John T. Scott, manager and co-owner of Larkin and Scott Mortuary. “We believe in investing in our most precious citizens, our children. They are our future.”

In order to register for the drawing, students were asked to stop by Larkin and Scott to enter for free. The drawing awarded backpacks and supplies to four students in two categories. In the elementary school age group, winners were Geoffrey Anfield, Jr., and Alexis Crawford. In the middle/high school age group, winners were Leon Ash, Jr., and DeiJhia Taylor.

“This is the first year that we have done the Back to School Giveaway, but it certainly will not be the last,” said Scott.

Larkin and Scott also provides scholarships in memory of the younger Scott’s late father, Christopher C. Scott. The Christopher C. Scott Memorial Scholarship helps deserving individuals pursuing a college degree in the healthcare field. Applications are made available each spring through the Demopolis High School counselor’s office.

“Larkin and Scott has been a vital part of the Demopolis community for over 107 years. We’re not just a funeral home—we take an interest in our community, our schools, and our students,” said Scott.