People in Marshall county got a head start on their school shopping without having to pay anything at the Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair.
Suzie Baker, the Parent Education Resource center coordinator says people were there at 10 o’ clock Tuesday night waiting in line until it opened up at 8 o’ clock Wednesday morning.
Over 1000 kids filled their brand new backpacks with notebooks, pens, pencils, and many more. They even got boxes of cereal to eat for breakfast and hygiene products to clean up at home.
Sue Toland brought her 5 grandchildren to Wednesday’s Marshall county back to school fun fair, and she’s glad that she could save her daughter the money on school shopping. “This is my first time coming, and I think it’s really nice.”
William Davis is now all prepared for next school year thanks to the back to school fair. “I got paper to write my paragraphs and stuff about and I got a backpack to carry all my stuff in.”
Not only did the students get free school supplies, they also got free haircuts and other services.
Christina Hannahs is a Marshall county parent and she says, “The kids love it. They like coming here. They get balloons and stuff. It looks like a lot of people. They had a good turnout this year. It’s great.”
Volunteers also came out to hand out the free items and spread the positivity. Mike Bartock says, “Any time you can help and give back to the community and see a success that’s going on, it’s a good thing.”
Now that most of the school shopping is done for the parents, the next thing the students have to look forward to is the first day of school in August. Erika is a Marshall county student who’s excited to get the school year started. “I’m going to be going to middle school so it’s kind of fun. I’m really excited.”
The fair wrapped up around noon Wednesday. If you missed out, you can contact Suzie Baker with Marshall County Schools for more information.