The Wentzville School District’s seventh annual “Back to School Fair” has a new location this year – Timberland High School. This free event for Wentzville School District families runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 5 5.
The fair will feature over 100 vendors plus free school supplies, helmet fittings, and games and fun activities for children. A free pancake breakfast will kick off the event.
Families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the door to Operation Food Search, a charitable organization that serves local families in need.
“The Back to School Fair is a valuable partnership with our community organizations and businesses and a tremendous resource for our families,” said Chief Communications Officer Mary LaPak. “Every year it grows and helps to ensure all our students have the basic supplies they need to start off the new school year prepared to learn.” More than 3,000 attended last year’s fair at Holt High School, where more than $7,000 worth of school supplies were given to district students.
The Kiwanis Club of West St. Charles County is sponsoring the free pancake breakfast in the cafeteria, and is taking donations to help defray costs.
MoCHIP (Missouri Child Identification Program) representatives will be on hand providing free child ID kits that include a disk with the child’s information, digital photograph, digital fingerprints and vital information necessary for authorities in the event of abduction. Also included in the kit are a dental bite impression and two laminated ID cards. Parents are encouraged to fill out the MoCHIP paperwork prior to the fair to save time.