Mena Emblem Club recently donated to the annual Back to School Bash that was held at the Ouachita Center on the campus of Rich Mountain Community College. Pictured (l to r) are: Lena White, Beth Scott, and Dannie Bregman, not pictured is Judy Broyles. The members worked at the event, handing out supplies to children. Lena White said, “The parents and children were so appreciative for the supplies. We heard so many thank-you’s from both children and parents.”
Rich Mountain Community College served as the coordinator and host site for the 2016 Back to School Bash. The event and project was founded by Healthy Connections, Inc. and HCI continues to be actively involved in this effort. Over 680 students were provided school supplies and backpacks at this year’s event. In addition to RMCC employees, over 45 community volunteers, including the Emblem Club, were on hand to distribute school supplies and over 50 donors provided supplies or cash donations to purchase supplies. Community volunteers for the event included: elected officials, churches, teachers, counselors, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals.