Yuma, AZ- The City of Yuma invites the community the Inaugural Back To School Rodeo, Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive
The Back to School Rodeo is a free event that will bring more than 50 community organizations under one roof to provide a one-stop destination for area children's educational needs. Organizers say it is designed for grades K-8. You are encouraged to bring a canned food item to be donated to the Yuma Community Food Bank.
Representatives from Crane School District and Yuma Elementary School District One will be available to answer your questions and provide important information regarding the upcoming school year.
The public is advised to arrive at the Yuma Civic Center early since the first 500 children through the door will receive a free drawstring backpack.
The event will include free haircuts, free vision screenings, free immunizations, free health screenings and a variety of educational and fun activities. Martha Guzman, Public Affairs Coordinator for the City of Yuma says, "The community support for this event has been overwhelming. It makes me so proud to live in a community where everyone comes together to provide our children with the necessary resources to ensure a successful school year."
The Back to School Rodeo has a full schedule of presentations, performances and workshops taking place throughout the day.
The event will kick off on the Main Stage at 10 a.m. with a brief welcome by City of Yuma and School District Dignitaries followed by dance performances and various safety presentations scheduled every twenty minutes until 3 p.m.
Yuma Police Department will be providing workshops in the West Wing starting at 10:30 a.m. covering topics such as stranger safety tips, internet safety, anti-bullying information and drug awareness. Workshops in the West Wing will be scheduled every 30 minutes.
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