‘Back to School Bash III’ to receive grant from PCCF

Published 5:38 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Kids and adults enjoyed the Back to School Bash last year. (photo submitted)

Organizers of the Back to School Bash III at Tryon United Methodist Church were excited to learn that this annual event has been awarded a Free Community Event grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

With this grant, along with donations from church members and others in the community, the bash will be able to provide a wonderful day for area students and families, free of charge.

What counts as a wonderful day?

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Start with more than 300 decorated bags filled with school supplies for students ranging from kindergarten through high school. Add to that a hot dog cookout with chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn and desserts for all who attend. Haircuts and winter coats will be provided for those students in need of them, and the health department will have handouts available for everyone.

Last, but certainly not least, inflatable play structures will be on hand for all the youngsters and the young at heart.

The big day will be Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the location will be the Tryon United Methodist Church, 195 New Market Road, Tryon.

– article submitted by Bob Bailey