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JMCSS Hosts "Back-to School Bash"

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The start of school for the thousands of students of the Jackson-Madison County School system is just one day away.

Thursday, several area groups combined their efforts to send students back to class with a healthy start.

The second annual "Back-to-School Bash" was a day-long event where children and families were encouraged to participate in free health screenings and learn more about staying healthy through eating the right foods and staying active.

Some participating vendors also provided free school supplies at their booths.

"In the hard economic times buying school supplies is very hard on many parents so, they're going to be able to come here and when they go to school in the morning they're going to have a lot of what they need to start the school day," said Annette Wilson, coordinator of School Health for the Jackson-Madison County School System.

The "Back-to-School Bash" is a collaborative effort by 10 different groups, ranging from the city of Jackson to the TeNNder CARE organization.