The Mayor’s Back To School Fair Is Almost Here!
Don’t miss the 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair on Friday, August 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Centennial Building at Fair Park in Dallas. This family-friendly event features musical entertainment, kid’s activities, book giveaways, games, and interactive demonstrations. Not only is the Mayor’s Back to School Fair absolutely free—and absolutely fun—it is a one-stop-shop chock full of all back-to-school basics. The fair offers a variety of goods and services free to needy Dallas students from pre-K through 12th grade to help them return to school ready and equipped for a successful academic year. And some free goods and services are provided for their families as well. The list of offerings includes:
- Free school supplies for approximately 15,000 Dallas students
- Free uniform tops
- Free dental health checks with fluoride varnishes for families along with free toothbrushes and toothpaste for students
- Free immunizations
- Free haircuts for students
- Free colorful backpacks for pre-K through 5th grade students
- Free eye exams with glasses provided at no cost for qualifying families
- Free BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and kidney screenings for families
- Free consultations on asthma, behavioral health, and nutrition for families
In addition, Half Price Books will be giving away 10,000 books!
The fair will also feature hundreds of resource booths offering an array of bilingual information from educational, social, government, and community organizations on:
- Educational institutions and programs
- Job recruitment
- College readiness
- Out-of-school learning
- Food assistance programs and services
- Personal finances
- Crime prevention
- Fire safety
- Public transportation
- Library services
- Youth services
To qualify to be one of the 15,000 students to receive free school supplies, students must attend a Dallas ISD school or live in the City of Dallas and meet the 1018 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Eligible families are encouraged to pre-register online by June 30th or in person at one of the many pre-registration events offered throughout Dallas in July. Families may also register at the fair on August 3rd, but those who pre-register will save time and be guaranteed receipt of school supplies at the fair. Please note, the person who pre-registers is not required to attend the fair. In fact, those who qualify and register will receive a voucher that can be sent with anyone to pick up the school supplies. While children are encouraged to come and enjoy the fair and take advantage of the many services available, their attendance is not required for them to receive their free school supplies.
For more information on the Mayor’s Back to School Fair, how to qualify for the free school supplies, and how and where to pre-register, call 311 or go to www.mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com.
Here at Accident and Injury Chiropractic, we hope you are able to attend, enjoy the experience, and take advantage of the many things the fair has to offer to help prepare you for the coming school year!