Back-to-school event is Sunday at Civic Center

Salisbury Independent’s “Newshound” was on hand to greet youngsters at last year’s event.

Public school students who are in need are invited to Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

The event — back for its second year – will be held from noon to 5 p.m.

Children in need entering kindergarten and up can receive a free backpack and several essential school supplies.

Free haircuts, fun activities and prize drawings will be available as well. Families will be able to learn about community resources.

“We are thrilled with the continued community support that is coming together to put on the second Fresh Start community back-to-school event at the Civic Center,” said James Simmons, recreation superintendent for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “Our community organizations will again come together to make a deeper impact in the area by working together for the common goal of setting up our youth for success.”

There will be free transportation to the back-to-school event. Children must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

Bus Stops:

Loop 1

Noon – Pick up at Pinehurst Elementary

12:15 p.m. – Pick up at Pemberton Elementary

12:30 p.m. – Pick up at Salisbury Middle

12:45 p.m. – Pick up at North Salisbury Elementary

1:00 p.m. – Drop off at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Loop 2

2:30 p.m. – Depart Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

2:45 p.m. – Drop off/pick up at Pinehurst Elementary

3:00 p.m. – Drop off/pick up at Pemberton Elementary

3:15 p.m. – Drop off/pick up at Salisbury Middle

3:30 p.m. – Drop off/pick up at North Salisbury Elementary

3:45 p.m. – Drop off at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Return to Schools

5 p.m. – Depart Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and drop off at Pinehurst Elementary, Pemberton Elementary, Salisbury Middle and North Salisbury Elementary.

More than a dozen organizations have collaborated to provide the backpacks and other supplies:

•         Extraordinary League of Gentlemen

•         Rotary Club of Salisbury

•         Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club

•         Rotary Club of Wicomico County

•         Optimist Club of Salisbury

•         Salisbury Jaycees

•         Salisbury Elks

•         Dstinct Dsigns Barbershop

•         Deadstock

•         Peninsula Regional Medical Center

•         Donnie Williams Foundation

•         Wicomico County Board of Education

•         Wicomico Public Libraries

•         Wicomico County Health Department

•         Lions Clubs of Wicomico County

•         Amerigroup

•         The Wicomico Order of Red Men – Tony Tank #149

•         Wicomico County Friends of Recreation & Parks

•         Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Anyone interested in making donations to this event can contact Simmons at 410-548-4900 x114 or

For additional information about the event, visit or contact Derek Jarmon at 410-548-4900 x113 or

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