Back to School Celebration Kicks off Saturday
Sunset Mall, Esperanza Health, and Dental Centers invite the community to its Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 13, which marks the final day of National Health Center Week. The national campaign raises awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers.
Norma Dietz Lee, the Success By 6/ Community Health Worker Instructor for the La Esperanza Clinic, said, “This is our 12th Annual year of putting on this celebration for National Health Center Week, which is celebrated all across the country. It’s a way for health clinics to give back to their community and ‘say thank you for having us.’”
The Back to School Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a backpack and school supply giveaway. For the twelfth year, Esperanza Health and Dental Centers will provide free backpacks to the first 200 kids in grades K-5. Then local non-profit organizations and other businesses will help fill those backpacks with some school supplies.
Concho Valley County Medical Society will also have free bike helmets while supplies last. Chick-fil-A will also offer free tea and chicken nuggets to participating kids while supplies last. Sunset Mall will have a prize wheel with the chance to win school supplies, gift cards and other prizes.
“It will be a fun day for the whole family,” added Lee. “Kids can have a lot of fun while helping gathering school supplies and relieving some stress for parents.”
The event is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., but all free offers are available only while supplies last. The San Angelo Police Department will offer free child ID fingerprinting services starting at 9 a.m.
Families are asked to first go to the Sunset Mall Community Room, which is located next to Sears for the backpack. Children in grades K-5 must be present to receive the backpack. They will then be directed toward Chick-fil-A and the Sunset Mall north entrance and east fountain for the remaining portion of this event. Sponsors include Sunset Mall, Esperanza Heath & Dental Centers, Chick-fil-A, Amerigroup, Sam’s Club, 2-1-1 Texas and Angels Care Home Health.
The Back to School Celebration will continue at 2 p.m. in the Bealls court with the Back to School fashion show. Local models will showcase styles from Sunset Mall retailers. Audience members will have the chance to win door prizes. FMI visit this website.