Community Education Coordinator Brenda Southwick said that the district invites businesses and organizations to set up booths to tell families of students how they benefit the community. Southwick said that if the organization offers services the students or parents need, they can find out about them early in the year this way.
Southwick said that 22 different organizations would set up tables for the event, in which a pancake and sausage supper will be served. She said a total of 376 people came last year, which included 176 parents. Parents can register for door prizes such as gift certificates for groceries, gasoline, kids’ books and games, and items from the National Guard.
This year’s participants include a transportation safety coordinator from the Pennyrile Area Development District; people with information about foster care; a representative from Cumberland Hall Behavioral Health Services; Red Cross; the Janice Mason Art Museum; John L. Street Library; Pennyroyal Hospice; PACS NOW, which gives information on childhood obesity; the Boy Scouts; the new Big Brothers Big Sisters case manager; Major Duncan Wiggins with the DARE program; the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board; and Usborne Books. Southwick said that for every $500 of books sold at the event, Usborne will give the elementary school $250 in books.