More than 400 helped at “Back to School Fair”

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Back to School Fair volunteers help to sort and stack donated and purchased school supplies in the Wills Point High School library.

The Wills Point ISD, Wills Point Parent Teacher Organization and Wills Point Chamber of Commerce staged their 4th annual Back to School Fair on Aug. 8 at the high school campus, distributing supplies and providing services to help district families start the upcoming school year on the right foot.

Previous fairs have helped provide school supplies, haircuts, vaccinations, dental supplies and eye screenings to 293 students in 2013 and 339 students in 2014.

Additionally, groups and organizations such as the Van Zandt County Retired Teachers Association set up tables to provide free books for students.

District employees and volunteers also use the event to provide parents with the opportunity to complete the necessary paperwork to receive free or reduced meals, get information about the CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) program, the Lone Star Card and Medicaid.

Representatives from WIC (Women, Infant and Children) also attend the event annually. 

Early estimates for the 2015 event are that the fair helped provide services to more than 400 Wills Point ISD students that qualify for free or reduced lunch.

 

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