The 2014 Back To School Fair continues as a one-day event!
The Saline County Back To School Fair will be held at Lakewood Middle School, 1135 E. Lakewood Circle, on Friday, August 8 from 12-7pm.
School & sports physicals, dental screenings, booths, entertainment, and refreshments are from 4-7pm.
Families will be asked to provide proof of income eligibility in teh form of a letter stating they receive free or reduced school lunches. Some basic information will be requested when registering for backpacks.
Salina Famiyl Healthcare Center will provide FREE school and sports physicals as well as dental screenings. Saline County Health Department will provide flouride varnishes from 4-7pm. Area organizations will host interactive booths; there will be entertainment and refreshments and families will still be able to register and pick up their backpacks.
This ONE DAY event takes a trenemdous amount of volunteer support. Help is needed with registration, packing of backpacks and distribution, refreshments prepped and distributed, and much more. To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Joshua Dieker at The Volunteer Connection, (785) 823.3128.
The Back To School Fair is funded each year by generous donations from individuals, organizations, churches, service clubs, businesses, and foundations. The donations help fund the purchase of backpacks and basic school supplies for approximately 1800 income eligible Salin County Kindergarten to 12th graders.
This year's fiscal agent is Greater Salina Community Foundation. When making your donation please make checks payable to "Back To School Fair" and send to GSCF at P.O. Box 2876, Salins, KS 67402-2876
To learn more about the Back To School Fair please contact
Marcia Demuth, (785) 827.1431,
Brenda Gutierrez, (785)827.1312, or
Theresa Stevens, (785) 577.3876.