Third annual Back-to-School Kickoff in Cape Girardeau, MO - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Third annual Back-to-School Kickoff in Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual Back-to-School Kickoff will be held Wednesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House located in the Cape Girardeau Junior High School.  (Source: KFVS) The third annual Back-to-School Kickoff will be held Wednesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House located in the Cape Girardeau Junior High School.  (Source: KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The third annual Back-to-School Kickoff will be held Wednesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House located in the Cape Girardeau Junior High School.

The school is located at 205 Caruthers Avenue.

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The Back-to-School Kickoff is a collaborative effort of United Way of Southeast Missouri, The Salvation Army, Cape Girardeau Public Schools, ABC Today/Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Urban Kids Project, and many more nonprofits and businesses in the area.

Although the event is being held in Cape Girardeau, families with students in Pre-K through 12th grade from all area schools are invited to attend.

In addition to providing registration for free school supplies, the fair will offer many resources for families, including free immunizations, dental and vision screenings, and health insurance counseling. Free hotdogs, pizza, chips, and ice cream will be provided along with many fun activities for all ages. Various door prizes and items will be given away, such as baby wipes, school supplies, and coupons for haircuts.

“It’s very important for students to have what they need to succeed,” said Kristin Funderburk, Community Relations Manager for United Way of Southeast Missouri. “Last year’s event served more than 1,200 individuals around Southeast Missouri and allowed for over 300 students to register for free supplies. It’s inspiring to see our partners and the community come together for this event to support our schools.”

Those attending are asked to park in the Middle School and Junior High parking lots, on the streets and at Grace Methodist Church.

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