The Franklin County School District and Franklin's Promise Coalition have joined together to host a community-wide back-to-school event on Friday, August 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the school board office -the former Brown Elementary School - in Eastpoint.

The district has partnered with many area agencies and businesses to provide back-to-school resources as well as distribute donations to all Franklin County families.

While supplies last, resources and services include:


Free clothes, shoes, toiletries and more
School supplies/backpacks
Free haircuts
Bounce House
Free food
Immunizations for students entering seventh grade
Health and sports physicals

Doors will open at 3 p.m. Items available while supplies last

Sponsors currently include Franklin's Promise, Southern Belles Salon, Coastal Cutz, Christy Thompson, Pancare, Franklin County Emergency Management, Franklin County Health Department, Sanders and Duncan Law Firm, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Carrabelle IGA, and the Piggly Wiggly.

To find out how your business or organization can participate in the community-wide event contact the district office at 670-2810.