Back to School Bash held for Floyd County students and families

Hundreds of families flooded Archer Park for Prestonsburg's Back to School Bash.
Hundreds of families flooded Archer Park for Prestonsburg's Back to School Bash.(WYMT)
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 5:55 PM EDT
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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The City of Prestonsburg held its 2022 Back to School Bash on Saturday at Archer Park. The first time the event was held since the pandemic began and with a few changes.

“Now with COVID, and it is our first year back after two years being absent from that, things have changed a little bit,” said Prestonsburg Elementary School FRYSC Director Rebial Reynolds “Our district is being able to provide school supplies for our children, so they decided this year, instead of school supplies, we would do basic need items.”

Since the announcement that the Floyd County School District is purchasing free supplies for all students, those who attended the Back to School Bash received several items and services that would help their students get ready before heading to the classroom.

“Kids can come and get their physicals done, we got body wash, loofas, free haircuts for those who need the haircuts, deodorant, we’ve got lots of stuff for kids to use throughout the whole school year,” said event organizer Izzy Ramsey.

While this event helps families and students prepare, it is also a celebration for the upcoming school year.

“It’s wonderful to see all those people and see all of our families together, being out, being able to celebrate the new school year starting,” said Reynolds.

There were also inflatables, food and more family fun to be had at the event. Helping the community connect with one another.

“The city, you know, our county has been through a lot,” said Ramsey. “We want everybody to have a good time and you know, really be connected.”

Reynolds added this is one of the most important events held throughout the county all year and, with recent economic turmoil, it was desperately needed by many families in the district.

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