To make back-to-school easier, the Craig Daily Press and Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host a Back to School Fair on Saturday at the club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Representatives from the Moffat County School District, GOAL Academy and various local vendors will be on hand. The event is open to anyone.

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To make back-to-school easier, the Craig Daily Press and Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host a Back to School Fair on Saturday at the club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Representatives from the Moffat County School District, GOAL Academy and various local vendors will be on hand. The event is open to anyone.

Back to School Fair set for Saturday

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What: Back to School Fair sponsored by the Craig Daily Press and Boys & Girls Club of Craig featuring local education officials and vendors

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40

— Organizers are also collecting school supplies during the event to donate to the Moffat County School District

August is a busy month for families.

With the start of another school year looming and fall sports season under way, it can be hard for parents to make sure they have all the correct supplies and information to ensure their children a smooth transition into autumn.

On Saturday, the Craig Daily Press, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, hopes to simplify the process by offering a Back to School Fair featuring Moffat County School District officials, a pediatrician new to the area, and local vendors and clubs.

“It’s an opportunity for local parents to talk to the school district one-on-one, meet the new pediatrician at The Memorial Hospital and buy their school supplies,” Daily Press Advertising Manager Bonnie Stewart said about the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

In addition to MCSD and TMH representatives, officials from GOAL Academy, a publicly funded online high school offering classes locally for the first time this year, also will be on hand, as will representatives from the Colorado Workforce Center, Connections 4 Kids, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Friends of Moffat County Education.

Local vendors attending the Back to School Fair include Walmart, KS Kreations, PackCenter and SnoZone.

The Boys & Girls Club also will provide two bounce houses for children.

“So the kids can play while parents go shop and talk to the different vendors,” Stewart said.

In addition to picking up supplies for the new school year, those attending also have the opportunity to give something back.

“We’re also doing a drive for school supplies donations,” Stewart said. “We’ll give those directly to the school district and they can distribute them as needed.”

There is no cost to attend the Back to School Fair — which is being offered locally for the first time this year — and no RSVP is necessary.

“Everybody’s welcome to come anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,” Stewart said.

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