The first annual Back-to-School fair is being planned for 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Jacksboro Elementary School, 1677 N. Main, in Jacksboro.
There will be free school supplies for low and moderate income families while supplies last, free food by Faith Community Hospital, door prizes donated by local businesses, immunizations available, haircut coupons, hygiene bags, children's activity information, child ID kits provided by the police department, and more.
To get immunizations parents must bring the current shot record for the child. Parents must attend with the child to receive services.
School supplies will be collected within the community. There will be donation boxes placed at First National Bank, Jacksboro National Bank, The Bank of Jacksboro and Faith Community Hospital for the community to drop off school supply donations.
Also, you can purchase a package of school supplies at Diamond Supermarket and the packages will be donated to the Back to School Fair to benefit local children.
Dr. Shepherd with Faith Community Hospital Rural Health Clinic will be on hand to oversee the immunization process. All individuals can be accommodated whether you are insured, self-pay or Medicaid. All co-pays apply, so please bring your current insurance or Medicaid information.
Wanda Jones and Elizabeth Pardue will be available at Classic Cuts located at 409 North Main in Jacksboro to give free haircuts that evening from 4 to 7 p.
m., the same time as the Back to School Fair.
Faith Community Hospital will provide hygiene bags to the children that attend, while supplies last.
Jack County Child Welfare Board will be providing back packs for the Back to School Fair.
Jack County Sheriff Department will be on hand and providing child safety information.
Also, information will be available for local children activities and resources.
The school supply items that are needed are: Wide Rule Notebook Paper; Folders of any color with brads; Crayons; Erasers; Pencils; Colored Pencils; Markers; Pens; Wide Rule Spiral Notebooks; and Glue Sticks.