The Junior League of Lufkin, in partnership with the First United Methodist Church and Buckner Children & Family Services, and in collaboration with Angelina Pediatrics, The Children’s Clinic, and other community volunteers, will hold our 3rd Annual Back to School Bonanza this summer. Our big event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 8am-2pm at First United Methodist Church. Buckner Children & Family Services has been screening and qualify families over the last two months and will also be on hand the day of the event to assist with qualifying families who are not prescreened prior to the event.
The Junior League of Lufkin and First United Methodist Church will provide 2,000 FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to Angelina County school children (K-12) that qualify. In addition to the backpacks, the children will receive updated immunizations (donated by the Children’s Clinic and Angelina Pediatrics); have a dental screening in the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Van – a 38 foot mobile dental van with dental services provided by local dentists and their hygienists, and receive a dental pack that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. All children will also receive a head lice check and will be given the chance to have their vision screened, hearing screened, and have their haircut, too.
The First United Methodist Church will also give away health kits filled with soap, shampoo, deodorant and other personal health items.
We have already seen what a positive impact the Back to School Bonanza has had on our community and we are committed to making it bigger and better year after year! We sent over 15,000 flyers home with all the school children in Angelina County and we are expecting a fabulous turnout!
Event Chair – Hilary Haglund Walker (936-635-8918 or firstname.lastname@example.org); Co-Chair – Tonja Childers (936-676-2514 or email@example.com).
Together, we will make a difference in the lives of the children in Angelina County!
Hilary Haglund Walker
Back to School Bonanza, Chair 2013