The 2nd annual Back to School Fair for all Hopkins County students and families is set for Friday August 10, 2018 inside and outside the Hopkins County Civic Center. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, in addition to distribution of backpacks and school supplies, there will be free health services, food and entertainment.
Qualifying families will have packets reserved for them at the Back to School Fair on August 10th.
For the kids, there will be free hot dogs, snow-cones and drinks, school physicals, vision checkups and haircuts. Parents and adults can receive free screenings for diabetes, blood sugar and blood pressure. Adults can also visit college booths for continuing education, also Job Corps and the TRIO program. The play zones outdoors will feature bounce houses, puppet shows, face painting and kid-friendly booths. For Hopkins County churches and non-profits with programs directed at the youth population, booth space is available. There is no booth fee, but please bring packages of hot dogs for the grill. According to Director Shanna Martin, the annual county-wide free event is put on by CANHelp and participating sponsors.
If you are the parent of a student in need of a back pack or school supplies, apply now at CANHelp by August 6. Qualifying families will have packets reserved for them at the Back to School Fair on August 10th. There will be backpacks and supply packets for elementary, middle and high school age students in all Hopkins County schools.
If you would like to help provide school supplies, help is needed. You can donate as little as $20 to pay for one packet, or you can donate any amount you like. Individual, business and corporate sponsorships are also welcomed. Contact CANHelp at 903-885-9797, stop by the 613 Gilmer Street offices, go to canhelponline.org or check the CANHelp Facebook page for more information.