HAZARD – School and county officials, along with numerous other organizations throughout Perry County took part in a health and wellness fair on Aug. 4.
The fair was held to provide students with school supplies such as backpacks, pencils, folders, paper, and a host of other items.
Bridgette Maggard, Director of Federal Programs for Perry County Schools, said the fair served well over 500 students during the one-day event.
“We had 83 community partners participate in the fair,” said Maggard. “The fair served 548 students who were provided free school supplies and other materials from various vendors. They also had an opportunity to receive a free physical and hearing screen.”
Members of the Perry County Fiscal Court were at the event to lend a helping hand including Judge-Executive Scott Alexander along with magistrates Kenny Cole, Ronald Combs and Keith Miller.
“It was a great event,” said Alexander. “Myself and the magistrates would like to wish all the kids a safe and happy school year.”
Students returned to classrooms on Monday, Aug. 3.
Sheldon Compton is a staff writer for The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.