Back 2 School Bash provides classroom supplies, family fun
BUFFALO — There was plenty of fun for the whole family on a sunny Saturday afternoon as the town of Buffalo, in conjunction with multiple local churches, hosted the Fifth annual Back 2 School Bash on Aug. 4.
Hundreds of people attended this community-wide event aimed at providing local families with classroom essentials for their children as well as giving an opportunity to register them for school. Inflatables, free food, free kids haircuts and fingerprinting by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Buffalo Police Department were offered to add to the fun and make it an ultimate family day out.
“For the past several years, we have been able to provide more than 200 students with essential supplies to go back to school with the help of generous donors in our community,” said Samantha Cart, who serves on the Back 2 School Bash committee.
More than 11 churches were involved in organizing the event and collecting donations.
Pastor Paul Boggess of Faith Christian Fellowship church commented, “There are a lot of families in need and we wanted to reach out and offer help.” He also added that he loved seeing the churches united and community brought together by the common goal. The event has grown significantly over the past five years, bringing more and more people together each time. This year, more than 300 bags filled with school supplies for preschool to college-age students were given away, along with valuable prizes like backpacks, bicycles and tablets.