‘Back-to-School Fair’ set for Saturday

The Wills Point ISD, Wills Point PTO and Wills Point Chamber of Commerce have joined forces once again and will host the Fourth Annual “Back-to-School Fair” for district students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. 

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 8, at the high school.

The fair helped to provide school supplies, haircuts, vaccinations, dental supplies and eye screenings to an estimated 293 students in 2013. That number grew to 339 students during last year’s event.

“We couldn't have done it without the support of our caring and generous community,” organizers of the event said.

On the day of the fair, some of the activities scheduled include vaccinations, vision screening, haircuts and distribution of dental supplies (samples of tooth paste and tooth brushes), hygiene products, books and school supplies.

“Parents will have the opportunity to complete the necessary paperwork to receive free or reduced meals.  Information will be available about the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Lone Star Card and Medicaid. A representative from the WIC program will also be at the event,” organizers said.

Registration for primary students will also be available.

In order to participate in some of the programs being offered, parents should bring the following information for each child – birth certificate, social security number, shot record, case number if participating in SNAP or TANF and proof of residency.

Parents will need to have their driver license.

“We would like to inform parents that students who are in the CHIP program cannot be vaccinated at the event,” organizers said. “Please make an appointment with your CHIP provider for vaccinations.”


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