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Kids enjoy back-to-school bash before classes start

An organization that promotes literacy is putting a fun spin on back to school preparations. (Source: WALB) An organization that promotes literacy is putting a fun spin on back to school preparations. (Source: WALB)
Family Literacy Connection put on a back-to-school bash on Wednesday. (Source: WALB) Family Literacy Connection put on a back-to-school bash on Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
Director of Operations Cheryl Calhoun (Source: WALB) Director of Operations Cheryl Calhoun (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An organization that promotes literacy is putting a fun spin on back to school preparations.

Family Literacy Connection put on a back-to-school bash on Wednesday. 

Parents attended workshops about overcoming obstacles before heading outside with their children for face painting, a bouncy house and other fun.

Kids also got school supplies and haircuts.

"It's all about the parent. We mandate it. It's important that we teach our parents, even as a single father or mother that it is your responsibility to interact with your children. You are that first teacher. You are the ones that empower. You are the ones that mentor and motivate your children," said Director of Operations Cheryl Calhoun.

The event was free for families at the center. 

All of the school supplies were donated by J & M Companion Services. 

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