POINT PLEASANT — Mason County families and students will gather to celebrate the start of the school year on Friday evening outside Point Pleasant Intermediate School.
Sponsored and coordinated by the Mason County Family Resource Network’s Health and Wellness team, the county’s “Back-to-School Bash” will feature free games and prizes, free hot dogs and drinks, informational booths and music from 5-7 p.m.
Greg Fowler, executive director of Mason/Jackson Family Resource Network and president of the Mason County Board of Education, said the event is designed to get students and families involved in the community and familiar with the different programs available to them, in addition to celebrating the start of the school year.
He said there will be about six to eight different free games, such as corn hole and ring toss, with a variety of different prizes for different age groups.
The event will also feature music by DJ Rockin’ Reggie.
Some of the various vendor booths will feature information about topics such as early education, tobacco prevention, health care, the Rape Crisis Center and other resources and programs for students and families.
“The youth in Point Pleasant and Mason County don’t have a whole lot to do, so it’s just another thing — by coordinating with programs — to give the youth something to do and to give them and their families the opportunity to see what programs are out there that they may be able to use,” Fowler said.
The “Back-to-School Bash” will take place outside Point Pleasant Intermediate School, located on 1 Walden Roush Way, from 5-7 p.m. Friday.