The 2013 Saline County Back to School Fair is ready to send children back to class with new school supplies.
Organizer Marcia Demuth dropped by the KSAL Morning News on Monday with an update on the event that turns 12 years old this year. “We work with the school districts in the county to put together a list so that we can get everyone their basics,” she said. “The crayons, the glue, scissors, rulers, papers and pens.”
Demuth tells KSAL News they’re ready to distribute 1,850 backpacks full of school supplies.
To qualify for the free basic school supplies, your child must live in Saline County and be a K-12 student in the 2013-2014 school year and must qualify for free or reduced school lunches.
“Each backpack is packed for a grade. So if you walk in and tell us you have a 3rd, grader and a 5th grader and maybe a kindergarten starting this year, we have a backpack that has the supplies they’ll need,” Demuth said.
According to organizers, through the support of community sponsors this event provides an opportunity to distribute free basic school supplies to 1,850 income- eligible Saline County K-12 students. At the event there will also be free school and sports physicals, dental screens, depression screenings, and children’s activities.
This year’s Back to School Fair is a one day event with registration and pick up of the school supplies taking place from 8 am to 7 pm and the school/sports physicals, dental screenings, booths, entertainment, and refreshments going on from 4 pm to 7 pm.
If you would like more information contact Marcia Demuth phone 785-823-7231.
The annual Saline County Back to School Fair is Friday, August 9 at the Lakewood Middle School.