Bright Futures Back-to-School Fair serves 225 students

The Bright Futures Back-to-School Fair was held in two formats this year – an in-person event last Thursday and a drive-thru event last night. Mill Walk Mall donated space for the events. Families could register for school supplies and shoes for their children. They also had the opportunity to choose one cloth mask per child and get information from the district’s food service department and West Central Community Action Agency.

The school supplies were donated through a new program called “Adopt-a-Wildcat.” Individuals, groups, churches & businesses adopted students and provided a full set of supplies for each adoptee. In addition, Community Bank of Harrisonville hosted its annual School Supply Drive and donated additional supplies to be used for families that did not get registered for the fair and new families to the district.

Through an on-going partnership with Samaritan’s Feet and the local Wal-mart Distribution Center, Bright Futures received shoe donations benefiting all the elementary students who registered. In addition, Samaritan’s Feet provided a pair of socks and a mini hygiene kit for each student. Shoes for HMS and HHS students were purchased by Bright Futures.

The cloth masks given away at the event were provided by local donors.