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Los Fresnos hosts annual back-to-school fair

August 2, 2018

School’s still out for summer, but the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District helped families get ready for the first bell with the 4th annual Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday.

Jerri Gomez, director of the family engagement department, said the district had prepared for 700-800 students and their parents to attend the event at the Los Fresnos United ninth-grade campus cafeteria.

“Our goal today is to help children in our community be prepared with the materials and resources to be successful,” Gomez said. “We want them to start the school year off right. We also want our parents to feel equipped to help their children succeed.”

Forty vendors from health organizations to Girl Scout troops were on hand to give away school supplies and information about their organizations. Free backpacks, uniforms, immunizations and hair cuts were available.

Claudia Medina-Garcia, a family engagement and community specialist, said district officials know that raising awareness of community resources and support strengthens families.

“What we want is to have our parents feel enthusiastic about back-to-school and feel welcomed back,” she said.

nadia@brownsvilleherald.com

A more complete version of this story is available on www.myBrownsvilleHerald.com

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