Ready, Set, Go! Back To School Expo a success, draws more than 2,000 people

Back To School Expo held on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

 

For many of your children, this was their first full week back to school, and a lot of them stopped by the Savannah Civic Center with their parents for the “Ready, Set, Go! Back To School Expo!”

The doors opened at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, with 50 vendors of all kinds–prepared to help parents and their kids make this a successful school year.

Young men get haircuts for back-to-school during the expo.
Young men get haircuts for back-to-school during the expo.

There were free haircuts for the young men, health screenings, school supply give-aways, fun activities for the little ones–and they even sent some parents home with groceries for the family!

Woman has her blood pressure checked during expo.
Woman has her blood pressure checked during expo.

WSAV’s very own Tina Tyus-Shaw and Ben Senger also came out on Saturday to help host the event and keep the fun going!

WSAV News 3 anchors Tina Tyus-Shaw and Ben Senger interact with the crowd during the expo!
WSAV News 3 anchors Tina Tyus-Shaw and Ben Senger interact with the crowd during the expo!

It truly was a one-stop back-to-school shop–and both the vendors and those who came out today told News 3 they really enjoyed their experience…

“It makes me feel great to be able to educate other people in the community and just be able to get health out there-it’s very important for people to be aware of their health,” said Lindsay Carr. She’s a part of the Physician’s Assistant program at South University. At the school’s booth, students were helping attendees with questions about their blood sugar, blood pressure and other common health questions.

“This is just perfect, it just helps me out. not only with school supplies, but getting my kids who are in knowledge of the different booths out here,” said Henry Mitchell, a Savannah father preparing his sons for this school year.

More than 2,000 people came out on Saturday and WSAV was proud to sponsor an event that was so helpful to the community.

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