Kid-A-Palooza helps with art program

by W. Winston Skinner

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Dalina Garcia, 10, a student at Glanton Elementary School, enjoys the hula hoop activity, which was sponsored by the school, at Kid-A-Palooza on Aug. 3 


Kid-A-Palooza in Grantville was not only a last burst of summer fun for children, it also provided funding for art programs at Glanton Elementary this school year.

The event — which brought visitors to downtown Grantville to shop with vendors, eat tasty treats and enjoy activities — was sponsored by the Grantville Downtown Development Authority. Rebecca Campbell, chairman of the DDA, gave a report on the project to the Grantville City Council on Aug. 12.

She said about 700 people attended the event. Home Depot gave away about 400 kits as youngsters worked on projects, and Walgreen distributed 500 backpacks.

School supplies were also collected and given to local children. Campbell said there were supplies for about 300 children when the event got started. RC "There were a few donations through the day,” she said. “Wish I had more to give away.”

Campbell said there is “less funding for schools” in the past and a need for “communities coming together to help each other — today — to make a brighter future for tomorrow.”

Kid-A-Palooza’s school supply drive gave people the opportunity to offer practical, tangible help for children returning to classes. “It is so important in this economy — with rising costs of back-to-school supplies.”

Campbell said “families finding it harder and harder each year” to get what their children need when school starts again.

Of the overall experience, Campbell reflected, "It was humbling.” Summing up the day, she said, “Amazing day, amazing people, amazing turnout.”



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