Media Release


Monday, August 13, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993


Free School Supplies For Children Ages 5-12 At The Annual Ward 5 Back-To-School Fair
Free Childhood Immunization Shots Also Will Be Available


Residents are invited to attend the annual Ward 5 Back-to-School Fair and community celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doolittle Community Center at 1950 N. J St. Many community partners will be on hand to help prepare youth for the new school year. Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out to them while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m.

Free childhood immunization shots will be available from staff of the Southern Nevada Health District, so residents should bring their child’s immunization records in order to participate. There also will be face painters, vendors, music and food available for purchase.

“I am blessed to be in a position to provide the necessary school supplies for our youth returning to the classroom,” said Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow. “I look forward to this back-to-school fair every year!”

For more information on the Ward 5 Back-to-School Fair, call 229-5443. For information on additional Ward 5 events, go online to


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