Hundreds attend resource fair in Havana

Hundreds of children and their family members filled the Old Havana Northside High School Cafeteria on Sunday for the 12th annual Back to School Community Resource Fair.

The event was hosted by One Gadsden Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the MLK Foundation of Florida, and the Havana Development Corporation, and Gadsden County Commissioner Eric Hinson.

School supplies, toiletries, food, gift cards and more were given away at the event.

Mother Care Network was also there providing health screenings for high blood pressure and diabetes to adults.

Several other organizations, including Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, Big Bend Transit, Big Bend Area Health Education Center and Grandparents as Parents, were also there offering information about their services.

“It is important to us to provide resources to our local community to improve their quality of life and to bring those resources to them for immediate use,” Hinson said. “We hope this event provided families with what they needed to jumpstart a successful school year with a focus on the whole being.

Hinson said more than 700 families were served during the event.

Erin Hill – Gadsden County News Service

School Board Member Cathy Johnson passes out bags filled with supplies.
Backpacks were also given away at the event.
Volunteers pass out hygiene products and school supplies.
Jean Marshall and Alice DuPont take a break from handing out composition books and
notebook paper to smile for a photograph.
Steppin’ Divas & Gents step team smile for a photo after
their performance.
Meals consisting of hotdogs, chips and drink are provided
at the resource fair.
Hair stylists from World Class Academy of Beauty style young girls’ hair.


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