By Janet Cruz
Lake Havasu City is making sure to provide families and kids with resources before the new school year begins next month. A few school supplies drives and the annual Back to School Health Fair are set to provide needed help.
The Havasu Community Health Foundation is hosting it’s 15th annual Back to School Health Fair at the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be several vendors, games and prizes along with many resources for families.
” This is very important to have because we offer free school immunizations and much needed sports physicals for children participating in their school athletic programs,” said Joni Spencer with the Community Health Foundation.
The Elks Lodge and Healthy Striders organizations will also host a free family swim day at the Aquatic Center following the fair from noon to 4 p.m. Free Pizza is available to the first 400 families. Other sponsors include; Havasu Regional Medical Center, Nextcare, River Medical and The Lake Havasu City Rotary Club.
For more information contact the Lake Havasu City Health Foundation 928-453-8190. To preregister for immunizations visit www.backtoschool.as.me
The Aquatic Center is located at 100 Park Ave.
School Supplies Drives
The Havasu Masonic Lodge is hosting a school supplies drive now until July 26. The drive is part of Clothe a Child program which assists families who struggle to provide for their children with school supplies.
The organization works with local schools to help identify families in need of resources.
School supplies drop off sites include; Century 21 Americana 1600 McCulloch Blvd. North #1A, Joy Striyle -Nations Lending 2156 McCulloch Blvd North Unit #4, Tees and Treasures 2160 McCulloch Blvd #105, Beauty Slayers Salon 2163 Birch Square Unit C, Copperstill Distillary 1600 Acoma Blvd West #65, Bubbles and Bows Grooming Salon 2921 Maricopa Avenue Suite B, Arizona Recovery Center 84 Acoma Blvd North Suite #104, EXP/Arcadia Group 1915 McCulloch Blvd North Suite A and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 3279 Maricopa Avenue.
For more information or complete list of items needed contact Martin Toomey at (928) 210-6272 .
Star Cinemas is asking the community for school supplies which can be dropped off on Saturday, July 16 and July 23. Any school items are welcome for donation. For each donation received, Star Cinemas will give away a free kids movie tray coupon to use at the theatre’s concession area. Families who are in need of supplies will be able to pick up items July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., or as long as supplies last.
For more information, contact Star Cinemas at 928-764-2001.
For those seeking school supplies, the R Bar and Grill on Maricopa Avenue, is another location families may pick some up on July 23, at 11 a.m.
Backpacks, clothing and school supplies will be available. The drive is sponsored by Biker Babes For Brighter Futures.
The organization’s goal is to offer help within the Community.
If you would like to donate school supplies to the Back to School drives, here are the lists of supplies needed for Lake Havasu Unified School District, Telesis Prep Academy, Havasu Prep Academy and Calvary Christian Academy.