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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2012
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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2,000 students receive book bags at Vice Chairwoman Edmonson's annual Back-to-School Fun Day


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson (right) hands a book bag to a young student.
Vice Chairwoman Edmonson (right) hands a book bag to a young student.

Students in Miami-Dade's District 3 got prepared for the upcoming school year at Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson's 6th Annual Back-to-School Fun Day on Saturday, August 4 at Jefferson Reaves Park. Commissioner Edmonson's office distributed 2,000 book bags to students, each bag filled with essential school supplies for a successful year ahead. In addition, families were able to enjoy free food, music, games, and prizes.

The annual event included myriad services for families. The Miami-Dade County Health Department offered free vaccinations for students. Curley's House of Style made sure students looked great for the first day of school by giving out haircuts. Families were also able to exchange their old light bulbs and showerheads for more efficient ones thanks to the Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department.

"The key to a great school year is to be fully prepared. This annual event has helped thousands of students get the supplies they need when they enter the classroom," said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. 

A student receives a free haircut at the annual Back-to-School Fun Day at Jefferson Reaves Park.
A student receives a free haircut at the annual Back-to-School Fun Day at Jefferson Reaves Park.