Students geared up for the start of school Wednesday by participating in the annual Back to School Roundup, where 8,200 school supply packets were given out.
Tarrant County is arranging for the remaining 1,800 packets to be given to nonprofits and school districts. The event, held at Will Rogers Memorial Center, provided free school supplies to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The program targets children from low-income families who live in Tarrant County.
The one-stop event helped students get ready for school. Families had to pre-register for the event, which included health, dental and vision screenings. Students could also get immunizations, haircuts and social service information.
By the numbers
25,000 estimated attendance
500 children received haircuts
700 vision screenings and 3,000 health screenings were conducted by Wal-Mart
380 fluoride treatments were provided by Baylor College of Dentistry
64 children were fitted with free eyeglasses
260 children received immunizations