Henderson Co. Preparing Students to go Back to School

Published 07/22 2014 05:38PM

Updated 07/22 2014 05:39PM

It's hard to believe, but in just two weeks Henderson County schools will be back in session. Today, the county held it's annual "Back to School Readifest" at South Middle School.

Vendors from the community came to support local children and help them prepare for the first day of class. The event allows them to get school supplies and required physicals.

Organizers say the annual event has been helpful especially for working parents and students in low income households.

"Not everybody can't afford to go get school physicals," said Shawna Evans, "or take time to take off work or even with the school supplies. We have a pretty high free produced lunch count at our different schools that helps with students who can't afford things."

All families within Henderson County are allowed come to the festival. Organizers expect to help a thousand families this year.

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