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Large turnout for Jacksonville Chamber Back to School Fair

JACKSONVILLE, August 7, 2014— Jacksonville Chamber held the 9th annual Back-to-School Fair for Jacksonville students on Tuesday, August 5. Over 600 students attended. 

Students and their parents were greeted by Pam Anderson, Education Development Chair.  Everyone was entertained by Karate demonstrations. 

Exhibitors this year include Access, Central Baptist Church, Cherokee County Public Health Dept., JISD, H.O.P.E., Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville Police Department and Citizen Police Academy Alumni and Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.  Exhibitors handed out literature, educational information, health and insurance information, lunch kits, stickers, arm bands, study boards and children’s books.  The Chamber Adopt-a-School handed out complementary water. 

Each child received Jacksonville ISD standardized clothing and a backpack with school supplies for the upcoming school year.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors: Access, Bonner Street Plaza, City of Jacksonville, Citizen’s 1st Bank, Citizen Police Academy, Central Baptist Church, Darr Chiropractic, Fred Douglas Development Corp., H.O.P.E. Inc., In His Image Ministry, JISD, Jacksonville Daily Progress, Jacksonville Kawinis, Jacksonville Lions Club, Jacksonville Rotary, Jacksonville Masonic Lodge, Jacksonville Police Association, Jacksonville Chamber Adopt-a-School Committee, Mark & Kris Sturrock, Mark Tang, Mary Woolery, Mark Kerzee Insurance, Marilyn Randle, Southside Bank, The Clothes Closet, Trinity Episcopal Church, Walmart and the wonderful volunteers who spent many hours to make the event successful.

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