Hogansville to hold third annual back to school bash Saturday

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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HOGANSVILLLE — The 2022-2023 school year is just around the corner, meaning its time to get school supplies and other necessities together.

Hogansville is the first in the community to help area students get going with its third annual Back to School Bash Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Hogansville Elementary School.

Hosted by Teachable Moments, an area child care learning center, and Elevations 5Cs, the free event will offer backpacks stuffed with school supplies and hygiene products, free food and drinks, games and face painting.

Angela Price, event co-organizer and owner of Teachable Moments said the event is geared toward getting children excited for school. Price said she will incorporate an anti-bullying speech into the event as another educational component.

As a special component, Teachable Moments will also be giving away a $500 scholarship to a deserving Callaway High School athlete, band member or cheerleader in memory of late community member Tray Tucker, who passed away in June following a battle with cancer.

“[The scholarship] is in honor of Tray Tucker,” Price said. “He was a huge community supporter [who] drove everybody, the students and the parents from home to school. He was also an assistant coach who did so much for the community.”

Teachable Moments will also be giving a $500 certificate to a participating teacher for school supplies. This opportunity is open to any teacher in the Troup County School System, Price said.

The school supplies were made possible through the support of the Dr. Annice Mabry Educational Foundation and through the transportation services of the Hogansville Police Department.

The Hogansville Police Department was able to provide items for the third annual Back to School Bash and supply assistance program hosted by Price and Elevations after-school program thanks to a donation of school supplies from the Dr. Annice Mabry Educational Foundation.

The event is sponsored in part by DJ Redd, Taurus Foster and the Troup County School System Jungle Bus.

Callaway High School cheerleaders will are assisting as well.