iluvlocalplaces.com

Free Back to School Fair July 18th

The second annual Back to School Fair will be held Tuesday, July 18th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House located in the Cape Girardeau Junior High School, 205 Caruthers Avenue. Although the fair is being held in Cape, families with students in Pre-K through 12th grade from all area schools are invited to attend.

 

The Back to School Fair is a collaborative effort of United Way of Southeast Missouri, The Salvation Army, Cape Girardeau Public Schools, ABC Today/Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Urban Kids Project, and many nonprofits and businesses in the area.  In addition to providing registration for free school supplies, the fair will offer many resources for families, including free immunizations, dental screenings, and health insurance counseling. Free hotdogs, pizza, chips, and ice cream will be provided along with many fun activities for all ages. Various door prizes and items will be given away, such as baby wipes, school supplies, and coupons for haircuts.

 

Last year’s event served more than 900 families around Southeast Missouri and allowed for over 300 students to register for free supplies. “The students and families don’t have to worry about how they’re going to afford to get their supplies,” said Carolyn Thomas, Cape Girardeau Public Schools District Social Worker. “While some students came and said thank you, our staff saw many of them start the year out with a boost of confidence.”

 

Those interested in helping package school supplies collected for students are encouraged to come to the Salvation Army on Sunday, August 6th and Monday, August 7th between 1:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Attendees are encouraged to park in the Middle School and Junior High parking lots, on the streets and at Grace Methodist Church. Due to construction, volunteers and signs will be out to assist students and families on where to go. A promotional flyer can be downloaded from http://www.unitedwayofsemo.org/Back-to-School-Fair.

Most Recent Stories

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale just keeps getting greener.

As…

KRCU will host its annual Valentine’s Party at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on Friday,…

The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold a reception Friday, Jan. 5,…

Looking for the best New Years Eve spot to ring in 2018?! Here is a list of some of the…

John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), will perform with…

Will to Do: In Their Own Words

Southeast Missouri State University senior Chance Ziegler…

Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education and women’s…

Tapanuli orangutan

 A Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered third species of the great ape, hangs in a tree…

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and…

The Holiday season is upon us! Check out this list of Holiday Parades for 2017!

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” will have audiences rocking and rolling as part of…

Southeast Missouri State University students, regional high school students and students…

The Safe House for Women, Cape Girardeau’s service agency for survivors of domestic…

For this info and more including Levi’s story visit:…

 

The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their November Artist of the…

Let Us Know

Click below to submit to us content regarding the local area.

Submit a Story!


Send us your event information and let us help you get the word out. You can also receive more information on advertising on our site!

Submit Your Event!


Want to see your business on our site in some way? Then click below!

Submit a Business!

News Archive

Powered by mod LCA