Local store helps teachers gear up for the school year

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PEORIA, Ill. — It may not feel like it, but the school year is approaching fast.

One store is helping teachers prepare for the upcoming school year.

School House Express is located in the Shops at Grand Prairie. As the school year draws nearer, School House Express sees an influx of teachers looking to supply their classrooms.

Co-owner Nikki Cole is ready to help.

“We love to see [teachers] coming in, and getting excited about the new year and what’s about to happen in the classroom,” Cole said. “We’re thrilled we can be part of that experience.”

School House Express is hosting upcoming events to equip teachers with necessary supplies.

To celebrate the store’s one year anniversary, from July 25 through Aug. 1 teachers or educators of any kind receive a 15% discount.

They also are hosting a “Teacher’s Only, After Hours, Back to School Bash” 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. The event will feature drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Childers, with specials and promos given throughout the evening.

“It comes around this quick every year,” Cole said. “You turn around, and you blink, and it’s time for school again. But we’re here to provide the resources and the services for anyone at any time they need.”

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