In a KSST Good Morning Show interview, CANHelp’s Executive Director Shanna Martin and Development Manager Jennifer Hancock invited everyone to come to the 2021 Back to School Fair set for Friday July 30 from 3-6pm. Doors will open at 3pm. It is free for families of students in any Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, and Yantis school district.
Inside and outside, there will be plenty of fun activities and attractions. Hopkins County EMS Ambus will bring “Dixie the Therapy Dog” and “Champ” the Dallas Mavericks mascot will be there for part of the afternoon. Bounce houses, snow cones, live music by DJ Calvin and grilled hot dogs prepared by the SS Professional Firefighters will be among the outdoor attractions. Carter Blood Care will also be holding a blood drive in the Blood Mobile. Inside, many kinds of health and wellness services will be offered including COVID vaccines, school immunizations, school physicals, dental and vision screenings and adult wellness checkups are among many services which will be present at the Fair, free of charge. Also those parents whose students are already on the list to receive backpacks and school supplies can pick them up between 3 and 6pm. Additionally, an extra pick-up time has been set, from 10am til noon on Friday July 30, for the backpacks and school supplies already reserved for the registered families. In all, 824 students from pre-K through 12th grade will receive backpacks and school supplies, and that number came from the 394 families who signed up before the July 25 deadline. Thank you CANHelp for your service to the families of our community!