Back-to-School Events

As summer winds down, the rush to head back to the classroom starts.

There are a number of events in the WALB viewing area to help southwest Georgia head back to school.


There will be a back-to-school carnival event on July 30. It will be at the old middle school building on MLK Jr. Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be free school supplies, free haircuts, free food and hygiene kits. There will also be a health fair.


The Americus Police Department is asking you to save the date for its back-to-school bash. The drive-thru event will be on Thursday, July 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street. The department is planning to give out free bookbags and school supplies to students attending school in Sumter County. Your child must be present to receive supplies.

Phoebe will be hosting a children’s health fair on Saturday, July 23. It will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Columns Building at Boone Park. There will be free school supplies while supplies last. There will also be free health screenings for those 5-17, a healthy lunch for those participating and free fruit and vegetable boxes.


The Grady County Back-2-School Blitz is set for Saturday, July 30. It will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Cairo High School Gym. There will be vendors and resources for school supplies. A parent and child must be present. For more information, call (229) 378-7272.


There will be a back-to-school bash on Saturday, Aug. 8. It will be at the Shoppes at Tip Top, 107 W Bryan Street.


The 4th Annual Backpack Giveaway in Fitzgerald will be Saturday, July 16. It will start at noon at the New Life Community Church Youth Center, 111B South Marion Ave. There will be 400 backpacks, four bikes, two laptops and other door prizes and gifts to be given away. For more information, call (229) 404-0336.


There will be a community back-to-school bash on Sunday, July 31. It will be between Leesburg United Methodist Church and First Baptist of Leesburg, from 2-5 p.m. There will be free snacks, haircuts, games bounce houses, school supplies and other activities.


The Moultrie Police Department will be hosting a backpack giveaway on Saturday, July 23. It will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Moultrie Police Department, 128 1st Street SW. Students will get a free backpack while supplies last. For more information, call (229) 985-3131.


The Atkinson County Family Connection will be hosting a clothes closet. The closet will be open July 26-28. Call (912) 389-6012 to schedule an update.


There will be a back-to-school event and community resource fair on Thursday, July 14. It will be at the Tift County Recreation Department from 4-6 p.m. There will be free school supplies on a first come, first serve basis. Child must be present. For more information, call (229) 388-1000.


The Lowndes County Health Department will be hosting its Back-to-School Bash on several dates. The first set of dates is July 25-29 and the second is Aug. 1-5. Appointments can be made by calling (229) 333-5257. Snacks will be provided and a free goodie bag will be given to each child.

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