NEW HAVEN — The Town of New Haven and New Haven Elementary School (NHES) will combine their efforts on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to co-host a huge back-to-school event.
The town will host its annual Back-to-School Bash, while NHES will host a Family Fun Night that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new walking/running track. Both events will take place at the school from 6 to 8 p.m.
According to NHES Principal Stacy Bissell, the track ribbon cutting will be at 6 p.m. The track will be used by the school during the day, but will be open for community use in the evenings.
Bissell said the track was built with $18,000 in grant funds supplied by the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation. The award is the largest single grant amount to date by the foundation. Stephen Littlepage, foundation president, will attend the ceremony to present the school with a plaque.
In addition, Bissell stated there will be inflatables from Meigs Inflatables for the children to play on. A “meet and greet” will provide students and parents an opportunity to meet teachers for the upcoming year, and registration will be held for incoming students who have not already registered.
The Town of New Haven’s bash will include dance music, provided by Juddy and Bernita Allen, according to town Recorder Roberta Hysell. She said drawings will be held for backpacks filled with school supplies.
The Mason County Anti-Drug Coalition will also be giving out backpacks filled with information on drug abuse and bullying, according to Diana Riddle, director of the Mason County Health Department. Games, including a ring toss, ball game, and water gun game, will be held by the health department, and representatives from there will also be passing out pencils, stickers and bubbles. The health department will be providing snacks of punch, apples and popsicles.