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Jacksonville Chamber Back 2 School Fair for Jacksonville students - August 3rd

JACKSONVILLE, July 10, 2017 -- Time to think about back to School, the Back 2 School Fair’s 12th annual event is set for Thursday, August 3rd, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the John Alexander Gym, 811 Farnsworth, Jacksonville, TX. This event assist families in need of assistance for their children to begin their school year in a fun and positive way.  

Exhibits to help families learn about health, social, reading and other activities for children in Jacksonville will be available. Each attending JISD student will receive a backpack with grade level school supplies for the upcoming school year. The child must be a registered JISD student and present with a parent or legal guardian. The backpacks were donated by Jacksonville Rotary and Stage Stores.

Donations for school supplies are still a need for the August 3rd event. Your monetary donation will help supply a JISD student with a backpack full of supplies or you may choose to donate supplies. Some donations have been received but the committee is in need of the following supplies: backpacks, plastic folder/w brads & pockets, #2 pencils, 24 count crayons, Elmer’s liquid glue, glue sticks, wide ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks – one subject, scissors, marbled composition books, highlighters, black/blue/red ball point pens, lined 3x5 index cards, 12 count map pencils, 3 ring binders, dividers, pencil top erasers,  Crayola markers – 8 count pkg, pink pearl erasers, plastic school box, 9x12 construction paper assorted colors and manila. Donations can be dropped off at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 526 E. Commerce, Jacksonville, TX 75766.  Please send items and or donations by Thursday, July 20th.

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