Students enrolled in the Hazard Independent School District got a treat on Monday as the district held its back to school bash at downtown’s Triangle Park.
Helen Williams said her high school youth service center and the family youth center, under Sandy Olinger at the middle and primary schools, came together for the event along with several community organizations to kick off the new school year.
“We’re bringing together a lot of community partners,” Williams said, which included local organizations such as LKLP, KRADD, and the Pathfinders of Eastern Kentucky.
Other organizations at the back to school bash on Monday included UK on the North Fork which provided free sports physicals. The UK dental van was also on site for preschool kids, while the Housing Development Alliance was available to talk to parents about potential home repairs.
Students also had the opportunity to pick up some free school supplies and snacks, while the younger kids were able meet Ronald McDonald.
Classes will resume in the Hazard Independent Schools on Thursday, Aug. 8.