CARLISLE — For the 14th year in a row the children of the Carlisle community and their families will enjoy an afternoon of family fun and receive supplies to start the new school year with during the Town of Carlisle’s Community Fun Day and Back To School Bash.
Each year for the past 13 years the Town of Carlisle has held its Community Fun Day and Back To School Bash to provide school children and their families with an afternoon of family friendly fun. The town also holds the event to distribute school supplies to the children of the Carlisle community who will be starting or returning to school.
This year’s Community Fun Day and Back To School Bash will be held this Saturday (Aug. 12) from 1-6 p.m. at the Carlisle Playground.
As in previous years the Community Fun Day and Back To School Bash will feature fashion and talent shows, games for both children and adults, prizes, music, and food.
The families with school age children in attendance at the event will receive free book bags filled school supplies such as notebook paper, binders, pencils and pens. The goal of the town is to help children and their families be prepared for the start of the new school year by providing them with supplies the children can use at school.
For students in the 1st through 12th grades the 2017-2018 school year in the Union County School District begins Thursday, Aug. 17. For 5K students it begins Tuesday, Aug. 22 and for 4K students it begins Monday, Aug. 28.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said Tuesday that in the event of inclement weather, the town will distribute the book bags with the school supplies to the children and their families at the Carlisle Town Hall from 1:30-6 p.m. She said that the town will then reschedule the Community Fun Day portion of the event for another date which will be announced.
Ferguson-Glenn stressed that whether the event goes forward as planned at the playground or the distribution is held at the town hall, children receiving the supplies must be present to get them and they must be accompanied by an adult family member.
To make a donation, volunteer and/or get more information about the Town of Carlisle’s 14th Community Fun Day and Back To School Bash call 864-427-1505.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.