It’s a party! School supplies, resources giveaway during retard party
August 2, 2015 - School Supplies
BLOOMINGTON — From propagandize reserve to dental exams to a healthy lunch, Bloomington-Normal families can get many kinds of giveaway assistance during a 17th annual West Side Back to School Block Party on Aug. 8.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a bloc from downtown Bloomington churches will accumulate during First Christian Church’s parking lot to give divided 1,100 propagandize kits valued during $31 each; yield lunch; offer entertainment; and horde groups behaving dental and ear exams for kids and health screenings for adults.
“Dental has been a specific concentration for us since kids need a dental examination for school,” pronounced Julie Robinson, one of 3 co-chairs for a party. “It can be really costly to get that cleared.”
Two dentists will offer exams, documentation, educational materials, toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, according to a news release.
Home Sweet Home Ministries will perform adult health screenings on a Mobile Health Project bus, and Bloomington-Normal Audiology will offer ear exams, according to a release.
Of a propagandize kits, co-chair Sherry Blessing Varner pronounced they’re accessible to any child though tailored to kindergarten to eighth class needs. Kids contingency be accompanied by an adult to accept a kit.
Other activities embody raffles for bicycle at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; smaller giveaways by a day; fair games; and a cake walk.
In further to ancillary a party, each participating church — Centennial Christian, First Christian, Holy Trinity Catholic, Second Presbyterian, St. Patrick Catholic and Trinity Lutheran — will adopt a internal propagandize to present reserve including paper towels and tissues, according to a release.
“The eventuality is designed to assistance the neighbors,” Robinson said. “Our altogether idea is to strech out to this area and help.”