November 26, 2020

Braves ‘Back To School Bash’ set for July 30

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County Community Partnership, a Georgia Family Connection Affiliate, and its’ collaborative partners will hold their annual Back To School Bash Resource Fair on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Around 1,000 to 1,200 residents will take advantage of the event to glean a wealth of information and receive free school supplies.

The Braves Bash, unlike some ‘giveaways’, is a resource fair which provides information on services available in the community.

For students, there will be information on school clubs and athletics, local youth clubs, library programs, health department services, career information, and a meal.

Adults receive information about adult and children’s health services, adult education, labor department programs and available jobs, fitness programs, transit services, and much more. Many local entities are participating this year offering additional school supplies and opportunities to meet staff.

Heard High School Staff and Heard Elementary School Staff will be on hand to complete the now-required residency affidavits for all students attending. They will also provide bus forms and power school registrations. Clubs will be on hand to provide students info as well.

As always, students will be provided school supplies at each booth. Additionally, 600 bags of age-specific supplies will be offered to Heard County students attending the Bash and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and proof of residency must be provided.

“Budgets get tighter every year and we’re grateful that our donors always come through to allow us to continue this program for the benefit of Heard students,” says Kathy Knowles, Executive Director of HCCP.

“Additionally, many, many hours of volunteer time goes into the purchasing, packing and preparation for the Bash. The event changes every year with new booths and activities and new items in the bags. This year, thanks to the generosity of our donors we were able to secure items to complement the schools’ changeover to technology-based curriculum.”

Knowles added, “There’s still space available for businesses or service providers who want to promote their products or services and support our youth. We invite you to come and have a morning of fun as prepare your kids for their ‘first day of school’.”

This year’s sponsors included West Georgia Tech who provided the funds for the backpacks and gym bags.  Other donations from The City of Franklin, Heard Board of Commissioners, Oglethorpe Power, and the Town of Centralhatchee, provided the supplies that filled the bags.

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