ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL-TV) – There is a special event going on this Saturday to kick off the new school year in Elizabethton.
Elizabethton City Schools are hosting their first ever Back 2 School Bash on July 30 from 10 am to 1 pm at Citizens Bank Stadium at Elizabethton High School. There will be inflatables, live music, food and many other exciting activities but the main thing that will be going on is the distribution of 800 fully stocked backpacks to Elizabethton City School students.
“We’re hoping to provide backpacks for our students and also to provide some excitement and entertainment, they’ll be inflatables, music and all kinds of fun activities for our students to do to get ready for back to school.”, explains Myra Newman with the Back 2 School Bash, “The backpacks will contain school supplies that are were generated from a list from our teachers that are needs during the school year like paper, pencil, crayons, markers, composition books, those, types of things.”
With the rising costs of school supplies, more and more families are needing some help in getting their children ready for the school year.
“Usually, if parents are unable to purchase the items that are needed for school and to help learning take place, it falls on the teachers to provide so we’re hoping to help our parents to make sure that our students are prepared for school and to help our teachers teach so our students can learn.”, says Newman.
There will be many other things going on during the bash, including K-( demonstrations and an obstacle course by the Elizabethton P.D., immunizations and wellness checks by the Cater Co. Health Department and much more. Although the backpacks are for Elizabethton City School students only, everyone is welcome to come out and have some fun before the school year kicks off.
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