BY MELANIE BUCK –
The annual Back to School Bash sponsored by Healthy Connections, Inc., will take place this Thursday, July 30, at the HCI – Mena Campus where families can receive free backpacks and school supplies for their children ages K-12.
The event starts at 4 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. at 136 Health Park Drive, across from Handy Hardware. All children and adults need to sign in and then they will receive a backpack with their school supply list. Once the student has their backpack and list, they will go to the various tables that are set up to gather what they will need for the upcoming school year. All adults and children must accompany each other to receive supplies.
As a bonus, when students are done filling their packs, they can turn in the school supply list or entry ticket at the counselor’s table to be entered in a drawing.
All Polk County school children and their parents/guardians are welcome to attend the annual event.
Healthy Connections’ Barbara Klutts said that you can also call ahead of time to schedule your school physical during the event if you have not already had one. For more information, you can reach Barbara Klutts at 479-437-3449, ext. 157.