Commissioner Edmonson hosts 12th annual Back to School Fun Day

Commissioner Edmonson helps distribute new book bags to local students at her Back to School Fun Day. (Photo by Ryan Holloway / Miami-Dade County)

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson hosted her 12th annual Back to School FUN DAY on Aug. 11 at Olinda Park.

The event featured a giveaway of book bags filled with school supplies, a Farm Share food distribution, and a health fair including free dental screenings from Colgate Bright Smile, Bright Futures; free vision tests from Miami Lighthouse Heiken Vision Program for children; free vision and health screenings from Bascom Palmer/UM School of Medicine DOCS Program.  The event also included free haircuts from BuzzBox; free Sunpasses from MDX; on-site pet adoptions from Miami Dade Animal Services and pet information from the ASPCA;  McGruff the CrimeWatchers’ Dog; the Miami Dade Police helicopter and DARE program zoom vehicle; music, bounce houses, raffle prizes and participation from Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development, Elections, Consumer Services, Library Technobus, Community Action and Human Services-Liberty City Center,  AETNA, Borinquen Health Care, CareerSource, Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Citrus Health,Curley’s House Food Bank, DMV on the Go; Girls Scouts of America; Habitat for Humanity; Health Council of South Florida; History Miami; Housing Finance Authority; Jesse Trice Health; Miami Children’s Initiative, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Marlins, Sistas Organizing to Survive, Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, Wellcare Health Plans, Waste Management, EarthSave, CareResource, Jackson Health System and CAN Health.

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