Melissa McFerrin-Warrack was elated to see the throng of volunteers who turned out Wednesday to help pack school supplies at the mall.
“It’s such a good feeling to see this many people coming out to help kids,” said the events coordinator at Kukui Grove Center. “There was a need, and the community answered, big time.”
Nearly a hundred people formed an assembly line and packed more than 1,700 bags of school supplies for the Fourth annual Back to School Bash on Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.
“This is summer so we’re able to do this,” said Barbara Bloemke, a teacher from Elsie Wilcox Elementary School.
Other volunteers came from the Kauai High School student government, and represented sponsoring organizations.
“We are so grateful for the Kauai High School students who came out in force to help,” McFerrin-Warrack said.
The Back to School Bash is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students need to be present to get a free bag of school supplies.
It’s a full day of entertainment, prizes, health fair and sales. New for this year is a grand prize drawing for three nights at the Kauai Marriott Resort.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.