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Jacksonville Chamber Children's Back-to-School Fair slated Aug. 1

JACKSONVILLE, July 29, 2013-- The Back to School Fair event will be on Thursday, August 1, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Norman Activity Center, located at 526 E. Commerce Street, in Jacksonville.

The Norman Activity Center is the hub to distribute information from vendors, provide backpacks and 2 outfits per child to the first 500 students. This event is organized the Chamber of Commerce Back to School Committee led by Father Mark of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. This event is for Jacksonville students only; be sure to have proof of Jacksonville residency.

 Various organizations and the school district set-up informational items to assist those families. The committee collects donations to provide 500 backpacks which include some school supplies. The Clothes Closet, led by Mickey Gear, works months to prepare and collect clothing to provide those attending the event 2 complete outfits for the estimated in attendance.

 If you have any last minute clothing, supplies or monetary donations please bring them to the Chamber of Commerce at 526 E. Commerce.

For additional information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217 or email coordinator@jacksonvilletexas.com.

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