Orlando Ramos

Candidate for Ward 8 Springfield City Council

2nd Annual Back 2 School Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVENT: 2nd Annual Back 2 School Fair

WHEN: Sunday August 14th 2011 2pm to 5pm Rain or Shine

WHERE: Nuestras Raices Farm 24 Jones Ferry Road in Holyoke

The Apostolic Christian Church of Bethsaida Inc. will be hosting its second annual Back to School Fair. “Our mission is to help the children of low-to-moderate income families from Holyoke and the surrounding areas by providing them with free school supplies” said Orlando Ramos; an organizer for the event.  Last year—thanks to the generosity of many area businesses—the church was able to help four hundred and fifty-five local families with backpacks full of school supplies at no cost.

Organizers of the event are expecting an even bigger turnout this year.  Veronica Rivera—program director—says that “since the recession, rising costs of living, and now with the destruction of this recent tornado, we will be seeing more parents unable to purchase basic school supplies for their children within our community.”

There will also be many activities for the children such as face-painting, clowns, a bounce-house, and music.  This event is free to the public. Visit their website for more information http://back2schoolfair.com

 

 

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