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The Mason County Back to School Fair will be Aug. 7.

The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the Mason County STEAM Academy, located across from the Mason County Intermediate School.

According to Megan Maddox, the community education director for Mason County Schools, the back to school event is set up to assist families with school supplies.

Supplies vary per grade level, but will include items such as glue, crayons, markers, scissors pencils, pens, folders and notebooks,” Maddox said.

In addition to offering school supplies, pizza, water, chips and KONA shaved ice will also be provided.

There will also be vendors on site offering free information and supplies.

Those vendors include Aejis Therapy, Applebee’s, Big Smiles, Boys and Girls Club, Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center, health department, Central UMC, Comprehend Children’s Services, Crosspoint Church, Faithway Baptist Church, Family Caregiver Program, Fazolis, First Steps, Frisch’s, Gear Up, Head Start, Highlands, Lice Clinics of America, Mason County Bus Garage, Mason County Food Service, Mason County Preschool, Mason County Public Library, MCTC, Mountain Comprehensive, New Hope Christian Church, Primary Plus, Rite Aid, Regional Prevention Center, Shelter Insurance, Truancy/Juvenile Justice, Women’s Crisis Center and the YMCA, as well as tables set up for each school building.

Inflatables and stilt walkers will also be present.

According to Maddox, the district officials expect to serve around 600 kids this year.

“We had 558 kids that were served last year and we expect there to be 600 this year,” she said.

Maddox said the event is to make sure the families are equipped with the school supplies the children will need.

“This events helps students and families to be well equipped and prepared to start the new school year. This helps to reduce stress on families, and students to promote educational success,” she said.

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Christy Howell-Hoots

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