Back2School Fest set for this month

Published 6:50 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Organizers with Wayne’s Recreation and Community Outreach program are making plans now for the 12th Annual Back2School Festival

The event is planned for, Saturday, July 31, 2021; 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Wayne’s Outreach Neighborhood Park.

Free backpacks and school supplies will be given out for school-age children through the twelfth grade. The child must be present in order to receive the items.

A lunch as well as a snack will be provided during the distribution time.

In addition to the give-aways, the group is planning special activities with fun games including a Bike-A-Thon (bring your own bike), a walk-a-thon, sack races, a three-legged race, giant checkers, bowling and other games.

There will also be entertainment, activity bounces, a hay ride and train ride. Other activities are also planned.

The day will end end with cooling down in the Splash Pad at the J. L. Fisher Center and a cool treat for snacks.

Wayne’s Outreach Neighborhood Park is located at Sellers Street/Washington Circle, within walking distance to J. L. Fisher Center

For additional details, contact Christy Ellis at 363-5658 or Glenda Gantt  at 334-467-4861.

The group is also asking for volunteers to assist with the event.