Most of the bags of supplies went to families with students entering pre-kindergarten through fifth grade as they accounted for over 300 of the total participants.
“This was the biggest back to school event I can remember,” said director of special programs Dr. Lori Nunez. “We could not have pulled it off without the donations of backpacks and school supplies by our local businesses and churches. This was truly a community event.”
Families were also able to get vision screenings, sign up for vaccinations if they had not already, visit with the transportation department about buses and visit 30 local vendors from the area that were giving haircuts and had information ranging from doctors to nutrition.
“It was exciting to see students and families already exciting and planning for another school year,” Nunez said.