The Back to School Bash hosted by Healthy Connections, Inc. was a big success this year, even amongst pouring rain. In total, 573 people signed in for the event and 443 Polk County students received backpacks and school supplies to begin the 2015-2016 school year. That amount is double what was given away last year.
There were several door prizes given away at the Bash, donated by local vendors. Eight gift certificates to local clothing and shoe stores were given away and eleven free haircuts to local salons and the cosmetology school.