Families in and around Elizabethton are invited to attend the 3rd annual Elizabethton Back-2-School Bash this Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Elizabethton High School stadium. If it rains, the event will be held in the EHS gym and commons. The event is free and will include 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies, inflatables, lunch, wellness and immunization appointment scheduling, hair cuts, car seat checks, and access to a resource fair with more than 40 community partners.
"Our goal is not only to give students the supplies they need to start the school year, but to give families the resources that will get them through the school year," said Bekah Price, ECS Public Relations Coordinator. "We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers that once again pulled together to support our students."
The event is organized by Elizabethton City Schools, East River Park Christian Church, Elizabethton Police Department, and Carter County Health Department.
Gold sponsors this year included East River Park Christian Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Johnson City Press, Chick-fil-A, Carter County Farm Bureau, Carter County Christian Men's Fellowship, and Academy Sports + Outdoors. Silver and Bronze sponsors included Aaron's, Jenny Lea Academy, Southside Christian Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, Cato Fashions, Snap-On Tools, Burgie Drug, Elizabethton Lions Club, Alexander Insurance Agency, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and Shoe Sensation.
The resource fair will feature more than 40 community organizations and businesses including local universities, TennCare, Niswonger Virtual Health Clinic, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Carter County Health Department, Youth Villages, Cyclone Prints, Kids Like Us Community Center, Hale Community Ministries, Kiwanis Club of Elizabethton, Lions Club of Elizabethton, Grow Carter County and more! View the full list and other event details on the Back-2-School Bash webpage or Facebook page.