A-extravaganza.jpg

Planning has begun for the sixth annual Back-to-School Extravaganza.

The event is set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, on the Bolivar High School campus.  

Each year, the extravaganza — sponsored by Bolivar’s Open Hearts United Methodist Church — brings together churches, businesses, organizations and individuals to provide backpacks, school supplies, hygiene products, hair cuts and more to Polk County K-12 students free of charge.  

Last year, around 600 youth were served at the event, according to organizer Kathy Drake. 

Its success is dependent on community support, Drake said. That support includes both donations and volunteer effort.

“This event is made possible by the generous donations received from the community,” she told the BH-FP via email. 

Anyone wishing to donate supplies or cash or to volunteer with the event is asked to call the church at 326-4885.  

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.