Stanly YMCA helps students, parents prepare at Back-To-School event

Published 2:47 pm Monday, August 8, 2022

The heat of an August Saturday afternoon did not stop young students and their parents from having some late summer fun and get ready to go back to school at the Stanly County Family YMCA Pavilion.

As part of the Y’s Second Annual Back To School Bash, families received packets of school supplies, reading materials from Partners Health Management, door prizes and other giveaways.

Children enjoyed face painting, playing in a bouncy house, cornhole and freezie pops at the event, supported by Stanly County Schools and the Stanly County United Way.

“We are very excited to be able to serve families that need after-school care,” YMCA After School/Camp Director Ronda Bunn said. “Between our five after school sites we serve nine schools. Besides our regular schedule of exercise crafts fun and homework, we will be adding a dinner meal for all of our children.”

Bunn said scholarships are available to help those in need. For those interested, Bunn asks them to contact her at the Stanly County YMCA at 704-982-1916.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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