Individuals are encouraged to put away their cell phones during meals as part of a new project sponsored by Hopkins County Schools.
School administrators have distributed “cell phone lockers” to restaurants throughout the district. These small cardboard boxes are intended to be temporary homes for cell phones while families eat together. The idea is for families to silence their phones, place them in the locker, and enjoy the company of family and friends. Restaurants were asked to keep the lockers out until Aug. 17. They will reappear three additional times throughout the school year. Look for them again around Nov. 11.
The outside of the box includes ideas for conversation topics, including a funny story, three good things that happened at school that day, or a time someone went out of their way to be nice. The project is based on a similar one at a Chick-Fil-A franchise. The project is sponsored in partnership with Hopkins County Health Department. We want to thank all of our community partners who have made this project possible!