To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the supporters of the Harrison Hills City School District's Back- to-School Kick-Off that was held at the Barr Building at Harrison North Elementary School on Aug. 22.
Nearly 500 students and their families attended this event and they were able to receive notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, glue and folders. Refreshments were provided by the school district, and the Cadiz McDonald's provided apple slices for snacks. Carnival inflatables and games were available for the students.
Sixteen community partners participated in this event and also provided school supplies and treats. The community partners were: Joseph Moriano of the OSU Extension; Pam Parrish of Harrison Community Hospital; Joyce Brown of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Paula Celestino of WIC; Marsha Mari of the Society for Equal Access; Cortney Sproul of Help Me Grow; Sandy Yeske for cotton candy; Ashley Graef of Sunnyslope, Carriage Inn and Gables; Brittany Wood of the Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities; Heather Hall of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services; Bev Statler of Harcatus Head Start; Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks; Farm Bureau; Stephanie Glimore of Tri-County Help Care; Chad Conrad of the American Red Cross; Crossroads Hospice; Deputies Eric Wilson and Bobby Brooks of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department; and Goodwill Agency.
I would like to especially thank Pam Parrish and Joyce Brown for their yearly assistance with this event. I also would like to thank the Harrison Hills City School board members, Superintendent George Ash and the Harrison Hill staff members for their continued support of this event. This back-to-school rally is truly an excellent example where the community works together to provide a wonderful event for students and families.
Dana L. Snider
Harrison Hills City