The Key to Success Educational School Fair will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Hill Air Force Base Landing.
This event helps Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and retired families prepare for the upcoming school year.
“Operation Homefront distributes backpacks, partnering with the Dollar Tree Store, to supply school supplies,” says Judy Maughan, Hill’s school liaison officer and one of the event coordinators. “Families can come with the school’s list of supplies and we will fill the backpack with these supplies.”
Approximately 40 informational tables, featuring public and private educators, will also be available so parents can speak with educators and organizations about getting information and solving problems before the school year begins.
This is the event’s third year working with Operation Homefront and its fourth year running. “This is a neat event as we truly help children prepare for school and receive school supplies,” notes Maughan. “We have also been successful in identifying children who may be developmentally delayed and need some extra help in school… It is wonderful to meet and greet all of our families, network with our schools, and be aware of all the agencies that are a part of our community that are ready to help our families when needed.”
For more information about this upcoming event, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681. If you wish to receive a backpack at the fair (limit of 2 backpacks per family), you MUST register at http://www.operationhomefront.net/event/list?Id=3393 prior to the event. Retirees need to call 801-775-5960 to sign up with a coordinator.