Back to school event succeeds

To the editor:

Back to School event was a Success!

This being our 16th annual Back to School Bash, we were pleased to partner with the Fort Dodge Middle School on the location this year. It was the perfect place to bring the families together before school starts for a fun evening of games, food, children and families getting to know community partners and kids receiving a backpack with school supplies to start their year off right.

The support from our community has been overwhelming. We are grateful for all the help, donations and volunteer time given to make this event happen.

Thank you to the Fort Dodge Middle School, Linda Cline and the 4-H kids, Pork Producers, Mojo Productions, Hy-Vee, Northern Lights, Blue Ribbon Pelhams Water, Fareway, MC’s Bounce Time, Portable Pro Inc, Menards, Dollar Tree, Target, all the businesses and individuals who donated to this amazing event. Thank you also to all of the providers who were able to be at the bash!

This year we have filled 650 backpacks and are still going. Any Webster County family who may need a little help with school supplies and a backpack we can still fill.

Without the support from the community, donations, and volunteers, this event would not have been possible.

Your support and generosity each and every year is greatly appreciated !

Dianna Georg

Outreach Specialist

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.