The kids will be going back to school soon and the shopping spree for school supplies has begun. To help lighten the burden for parents, Pruitt Health Elkin, Home Health and Hospice has teamed up to hold a Back to School Bash Thursday at 560 Johnson Ridge Road from 4 to 6 p.m. The bash will have games, a hot-dog dinner, and a drawing for multiple book bags stuffed with supplies to get students started out on the coming school year.
The bash is open to families from all around Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin counties, although families from any county are invited to participate.
The event is free and all prizes include school supplies, including binders, glue sticks, folders, notebook paper, pencils, and other items which students will need for their studies upon returning to the classroom.
Children will have a chance to participate in games such as balloon pops, ring tosses, bean bag tosses, drawings and dart throws to win school supplies.
“It’s just a night of family fun while helping mom and dad lighten their budget,” said Casey Sweatt, administrative director for Pruitt Health Elkin. “I have five children myself and I have a headache at the beginning of the school year finding what my kids need for their classes. I feel that the Back to School Bash will be a great chance to help parents with that stress. We sat down and went through all the supplies lists and took what was on everybody’s lists to see what children and parents will be needing.”
To Sweatt, there is more to the event than just helping students get back to school; it’s providing a family-fun event for children and parents.
“Families are always looking for affordable and fun evenings,” said Sweatt. “In this day and age and economy, families need every opportunity to spend time together. It’s also nice to bring the community together under one location.”
Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058.