The Junior League of Lufkin’s Back to School Bonanza
Posted 07 - 07 - 2017

The Junior League of Lufkin’s Back to School Bonanza

Provides Free Resources to Angelina County School-Aged Children

The Junior League of Lufkin, in partnership with Angelina County churches, businesses, and

service organizations, will hold the 7th Annual Back to School Bonanza on August 12th. During

the event, over 3,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to Angelina

County school-aged children and adolescents in grades Kindergarten to 12th. In addition to the

backpacks, participants can receive a haircut, provided by local stylists, a free school uniform,

and a new pair of shoes, while supplies last.

“We’ve already seen what a positive impact the Back to School Bonanza has had on our

community, and we are committed to making it bigger and better year after year,” said Rebecca

Henderson, Junior League of Lufkin Back to School Bonanza Chair. “We’re excited to see Back

to School Bonanza grow into a community-wide event. We’re happy to have ongoing support

from all of our partners, First United Methodist Church of Lufkin, Buckner Children & Family

Services, First Baptist Church of Lufkin, Southside Baptist Church, First Christian Church,

Calvary Baptist Church, the Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, Marine Corps Toys for Tots, First

Missionary Baptist Church, Timbercreek Church, Eastview Pentecostal Church, Harmony Hill

Baptist Church and the Lufkin & Angelina chapters of Rotary International.Thank you to all who

are stepping up to help with this worthwhile project.”

Back to School Bonanza is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, located at 601 N. 2nd Street in downtown Lufkin.

Buckner Children and Family Services is in the process of pre-registering students and will also

be on hand the day of the event to assist with registering families who are not pre-registered prior

to the event. Pre-register at Buckner, 3402 Daniel McCall Drive, or for more information call

936-637-3300.

The Junior League of Lufkin is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism

and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained

volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The League’s vision is to

enhance the lives of children and women in the community through diverse projects and

fundraising efforts.

For more information about Back to School Bonanza or if you, or someone you know, would

like to make a donation or volunteer, please email Rebecca Henderson at b2sbjll@gmail.com.


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