Back to School Bash at Winnfield Civic Center

The Winnfield Civic Center was the site of a “Back to School Bash” organized and sponsored by Caring & Sharing in Unity of Winnfield and Winn Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition on July 14, 2023. At least 175 children attended along with parents and grandparents and received free hygiene kits, school supplies, backpacks, sack lunches, sweets and door prizes. Bouncy houses and a fire truck were also available for the children.

Many thanks from the community and the organizers of the event go to the City of Winnfield for complimentary use of the Civic Center. Other organizations with representatives, gifts and treats attending the event include the Winn Parish Health Unit, Humana Healthy Horizons in LA, Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, Winn Parish Library, Central Louisiana Health Services Department, Central Louisiana Health Education Center and Winnfield Fire Department. 

Private organizations participating and bringing information and treats to the community were Winnfield Kiwanis club, Winnfield Lions’ club, Strengthening Families program presented by Winnfield Community Health Clinic, Families Helping Families, Tobacco-Free Living, and Eckerd Connects.

Caring & Sharing and WHIC want to say a special thanks to the donors who contributed to help cover the expense of providing hygiene items, school supplies and sack lunches for the children, Sheriff Cranford Jordan, Winnfield Kiwanis Club, Winnfield Rotary Club, Winnfield Lion’s Club, Josh McAllister and First Assembly of God. Also many thanks to our hotdog cook, Jessie Phillips!

Caring & Sharing and WHIC want everyone to know this is an annual event planned for the latter part of July each year, so keep your eyes and ears open at the beginning of July each year for details of the date and location.