Back 2 School Health Fair

Center First UMC Holds Inaugural Back to School Health Fair; Many Thanks!

Our first Back-To-School Health Fair is in the books! Stops along the way were provided by Carol Newman with Jordan Home Health; Feleshia Thompson with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Shelby County Office; Dawn Barnes with Aurora Concepts; Dr. Clayton and Jackie Windham with Windham Family Dentistry; and Charles and Jennie Brady, Jasper Evening Lions Club; and Gerry Peacock with the Nacogdoches Lions Club. Thanks to the host of church volunteers who made children and parents feel at home: Mary Lynn Tinkle, Sharon Crelia, Peggy Haley, David, Shelli and Sydnee Haley, Eleanor Ginn, Nancy Dickerson, Martin Jones, Chris Watlington, Andi Foster with her ever ready camera and Matthew and Sarah Odom. In all, 36 children and their parents went to classes and received school supplies. Your generous donations made this possible. All leftover supplies were taken to Center Intermediate and Center Elementary schools. ~Rev. Karen Jones

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To prepare students for the upcoming school year, the Center First United Methodist Church is offering a Back-to-School Health Fair on Sunday, August 5 beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Education Building at the church located at 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas.

Area students entering grades kindergarten through 4th are welcome to attend, where they will receive backpacks, health/dental/vision screenings, immunizations and school supplies.

In order to receive services at the event, a child must be present with their parent or guardian.

For more information regarding the Back-to-School Health Fair, please contact Rev. Karen Jones at the church office (936) 598-2707.