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’re excited to see Back to School Bonanza grow into a community-wide event.  We’re happy to have ongoing support from 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, the Lufkin Lady Lions Club, 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.