CANHelp ‘Back To School Fair’ August 9 at Civic Center, a Community Bash

CANHelp Back to School Bash planners on KSST Good Morning Show shown L. to R.
Kerry Wright, Jennifer Hancock and Director Shanna Martin with son Gabe

This year CANHelp is partnering with CPI imaging to host the BTS Fair which is going to be bigger and better that last year! It is a FREE event, open to the public indoors and outdoors at the Hopkins County Civic Center. We’re calling it a “one stop shop” for families to attend together – a fun few hours for kids, and an opportunity for parents to gather valuable information from more than 60 vendors inside the exhibit hall.

Kids can get haircuts, vision and dental screenings, immunizations and school physicals as well as back packs and school supplies FREE!

Every child who attends will receive a backpack, but families must register their kids in advance to receive school supplies. They should go to the CANHelp website @ to print the form, then take the completed form, along with proof of Hopkins County residency and proof of the child’s enrollment in a Hopkins County school, to the CANHelp office located at 613 Gilmer St. in Sulphur Springs.

Also, we’re proud to say that we’ve partnered with The Supply Kit to provide the school supplies this year.

Businesses, it’s not too late to sign up to have a booth – the fee is $20, or $10 for nonprofits. The form can be found on our website. Drop it off @ the CANHelp office or email it to: [email protected] and bring
payment the day of the fair.

We still need lots of backpacks…our drop-off locations are all over town:
CANHelp 613 Gilmer
CPI Imaging,1123 E. Shannon Rd.
Pizza Inn
Fireside BBQ at Birthright
Dollar General in Sulphur Springs
Los Mochis new downtown site
Alliance Bank – downtown, main branch

We have lots of exciting new things planned for this year’s fair:
Bounce houses, snow cones, balloon artists, super heroes, face painting, games, and lots more…and of course, free hot dogs and drinks for everyone!
‘Champ’ the Dallas Mavericks mascot will be there to meet & greet with the kids and take pictures (from 3-4pm)
New this year – Starbucks will be there, serving FREE iced coffee and tea…just look for their famous green umbrella outside!

Also new this year – Carter Blood Care will have their mobile blood drive vehicle on site the day of the fair. You must be 18 years of age or older to donate blood, and you’re required to present a current photo ID. Everyone who donates will receive a free patriotic Carter Blood Care t-shirt. You can sign up in advance by emailing: [email protected].

We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with an Austin company called “My Event Is The
Bomb” to bring a new and exciting interactive photo experience to Sulphur Springs. It’s a modern photo booth that will be truly unforgettable!

None of this would be possible without the support of our corporate community partners, so we’d like
to thank our Presenting Sponsors:
Red River Credit Union
Farmer’s Electric Co-Op
Sulphur Springs Rotary Club
The Employees of Saputo
One Church
We also appreciate the Hopkins County Civic Center for hosting us again this year.
For more information about the Back to School Fair, please visit our website:
Follow us on Facebook and now on Instagram
PLUS…we have a hashtag for the event – #2019btsfair

Author: Enola Gay

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