Councilwoman Shanklin hosts “Back to School Festival” for children on Saturday August 10th

August 8, 2019

Louisville – As a way to start a new school year off right, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) and First Neighborhood Place will host the Annual Back to School Festival on Saturday, August 10th.

“It is important that children be ready to learn and have the tools they need in order to get off on the right foot this year,” says Shanklin. “This event will not only help with school supplies but it will be a chance for parents to get information about the new school year and have some fun.”

The Back to School Festival will be held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Road from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Event is sponsored in part by First Neighborhood Place, area JCPS schools and Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Louisville Metro Council Members Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Madonna Flood (D-24), James Peden (R-23) Nicole George (D-21), Louisville Metro Police, the Office of Resilience and Community Services, Okolona Fire Department, and local churches.”

The annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. Free backpacks and grade appropriate school supplies (while supplies last) will be provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Free lunches will be served to kids by JCPS Nutrition Services and families may complete a CAP referral during the event as well for clothing and uniform assistance.

A Community Resource Fair will include over twenty presenters including diabetes and blood pressure checks, the YMCA program, voter registration, library services and lots of fun and music.   

For more information about the Back to School Festival, contact 313-4498 or 313-4700 for more information.