Back to School events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Back to School events in the Chattahoochee Valley
Back to School Events in the Chattahoochee Valley (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Students across the Chattahoochee Valley are gearing up for another year of school.

For one last bit of summer fun before heading back to school, we’ve got a list of back to school bashes, events and giveaways.

Check it out below.

Friday, July 26

45th Annual Summerfest

  • Leaders Speak to Youth About Education, Positive Self-Esteem, & Stopping the Violence.
  • Free School Supplies and a free health screenings
  • Special appearances will be made by iheart media personalities D.J. Chip and Felicia L. Hamilton
  • Put on by The Columbus Times Newspaper to promote positive family life and give back to the community
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Frank Chester Recreation Center, 1441 Benning Drive

Saturday, July 27

Soles for School Shoe Giveaway

  • Over 100 pairs of shoes to be given to students
  • Hosted by New Destiny Church on Boxwood Place in Columbus
  • Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Back 2 School Supply Giveaway in Phenix City

  • Spencer Recreation Center, 400 8th Ave. S
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Free school supplies, free food, free face painting and free game

Back to School Bash in Cusseta

  • Roscoe Robinson Recreation Center, 127 Industrial Park Rd.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Free school supplies
  • Music, games, prizes and more

Free Masons Back to School Party in Columbus

  • Giving away free ice cream, haircuts, and school supplies
  • Runs from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • At 4805 Buena Vista Road

Monday, July 29

Stone Mountain Park back-to-school supply drive

  • Guests can receive discounted All-Attractions Passes to Stone Mountain when they donate school supplies
  • Drive runs from August 29 to July 4
  • To participate, guests are asked to bring a minimum of five items per person
  • Drop off locations are available at the Crossroads Ticket Plaza and Skyride Ticket Plaza windows
  • This supply drive will benefit students and educators at Stone Mountain Elementary School with much needed school supplies

Troup County School Supply Drive

  • The County is warmly welcoming donations from the public and will have several convenient drop-off donation sites available
  • The school supply drive will benefit local children in need and donations will be distributed to schools in the Troup County School System
  • The drive will continue for two weeks and donations will be accepted until Friday, August 9
  • For a list of drop off locations click here

Friday, July 30

9th annual BigHouse Back to School Bash in Auburn

  • The drop in event will provide over 250 children in foster and adoptive families with their exact school supply list and backpacks
  • The BigHouse Purple Bus will also be there stocked with supplies for families to shop from for free
  • Kids can also enjoy inflatables, sno cones, cotton candy and more
  • Takes place at Cornerstone Church in Auburn
  • For more info Visit the BigHouse website here

Thursday, August 1

United Way celebrates Stuff The Bus initiative

  • School supplies drive for local children in need
  • After the celebration, delivery to local schools will begin.

Back to School Bash in Columbus

  • J.D. Davis Elementary School, 1822 Shepherd Dr.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Free school supplies, eye checks, hair cuts, food, resources and community support services
  • Free concert with Timothy Gabriel
  • Register your student for school

Style Tour in Columbus

  • 29th Street Gym, 501 29th St.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Free popular fashion t-shirts or uniform shirts and socks
  • Free hair cuts, hairstyle and manicures

Amerigroup Teacher Recycle Day in Columbus

  • Back to school event for teachers
  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lennie Jackson Academy, 4601 Buena Vista Road

Friday, August 2

Back to School Jam in Talbotton

  • Talbot County Family Connection, 225 College Ave.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Free school supplies

Davis Broadcasting Tools 4 School

  • Free school supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road

Saturday, August 3

Back to School Event in Phenix City

  • Chuck Roberts Activity Center, 100 16th St.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sponsored by the Russell County Masonic Bodies

Hannah Elementary Magnet Academy Back 2 School Community Event

  • Free backpacks and school supplies
  • $500 in gift cards will be given away to stores such as Macy’s, Jcpenney, Walmart, Citi Trends and more
  • First Come, First Serve
  • Free Food and activities plus a live DJ
  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 1338 Talbotton Road
  • Sponsored by the Body of Christ Worship Center

Amerigroup Back to School Jam in LaGrange

  • Free school supplies
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Calumet Park, 109 Union Street

Back 2 School Bash in Opelika

  • Sponsored by Bow Couture and Slayed by Candy
  • Free school supplies
  • Free food and games
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Covington Rec. Center

“Secure the Bag” Back to School Event in Columbus

  • The goal of this outreach is to encourage school readiness to at-risk youth in the surrounding area
  • Free school supplies and backpacks plus hair grooming coupons
  • Hosted by the Columbus Alphas along with Akili Society, Fountain City Mardi Gras Association, Mildred L. Terry Library, and Chattahoochee Valley Big Brother Big Sisters
  • Alpha Fraternity House, 1015 13th Street
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 4

3rd Annual Back to School Jam in Columbus

  • Bull Creek Apartments, 17 Creek Way
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Free backpacks filled with school supplies, face painting, games, food and DJ
  • Free haircuts by Overflo Barber Shop
  • Church service with The Edge Church at 10:00 a.m.

Tri-City Back to School Bash in Columbus

  • Giving away free school supplies, blessing bags, haircuts, and hot dogs
  • Will also have a fashion show, games, vendors, and performers
  • Free and open To the Public
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Frank Chester Recreation Center

Operation Big Book Bag in Columbus

  • Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
  • Free school supplies
  • Free haircuts
  • Free food and games
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3613 Macon Road

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