On Saturday, August 18, 2012, the City of West Park held its annual Back-to- School Giveaway Event at Mary Saunders Park. Over 600 backpacks filled with school supplies were given out to children in the community. Also as a part of the event, City employee and Sheridan Vocational School Student, Bryshawn Williams, arranged for his classmates to help offer free haircuts to all participants.
In all they gave over 75 haircuts to help children look their best and create a positive first impression for their first day of school. Also participating was Florida Memorial College Men’s Basketball Team who greeted children and their parents, help hand out school supplies, and offer a free basketball clinic to all youngsters in attendance.
This event could not have been possible without the support of the following partners: Children Services Council, Florida Memorial College Men’s Basketball Team, Sheridan Vocational School, STAN Inc., and The City of West Park. As a result of everyone’s efforts every participant walked away with a bag of school supplies and an opportunity to start the new school year on the right foot.
For more information on this event or any other activities and programs, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-985-1990 or visit us at www.cityofwestpark.org.