Children stock up on supplies at Back-to-School Fair

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Elizabeth Hunter, 5, of Butterfield, gets her face painted by Volunteer Yesenia Aguin, of Cassville. Face-painting was provided by Iglesia Pentecostal De Purdy Church. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Elizabeth Hunter, 5, of Butterfield, gets her face painted by Volunteer Yesenia Aguin, of Cassville. Face-painting was provided by Iglesia Pentecostal De Purdy Church. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

While school-age children were getting school supplies, the younger ones were scrambling to be the next to dive into a gigantic, air-filled caterpillar tunnel at the Family Life Center Saturday during the Back-to-School Fair. The annual event was hosted by Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation's Barry County Neighborhood Center and provided children with free school supplies, backpacks, new shoes, dental and vision screenings and resources and goodies from community agencies including the Cassville library, Barry County Sheriff, YMCA, the Boy Scouts and others. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Hailey Roberts, 10, of Cassville, gets a butterfly painted on her hand by Volunteer Elizabeth Crothers, of Purdy. Face-painting was provided by Iglesia Pentecostal De Purdy Church. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Makinzy Craig, 4, of Wheaton, gets a thorough dental screening from Registered Dental Hygienist Stacey Fletcher of Access Family Health Care in Cassville during the Back-to-School Fair Saturday at the Family Life Center. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Houston Canady, 8, of Seligman, picks up a bag full of school supplies at the Back-to-School Fair Saturday at the Family Life Center in Cassville. The bag had notebooks, folders, a pencil box, pencils, erasers, glue, crayons and just about everything he would need for class. Canady will be a third-grader at Southwest. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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