August 10-11, 2010
EVENT: Q99 Pack the Bus Event
DATE/TIME: August 10, 4-7 p.m. at Valley View Wal-Mart and August 11, 4-7 p.m. at 220 Wal-Mart
DETAILS: Q99 will host the annual Pack the Bus event on Tuesday, August 10 at the Valley View Wal-Mart and on Wednesday, August 11 at the 220 Wal-Mart locations. Both events will be held from 4 to 7 p.m and the entire community is invited to drop off school supplies at both locations. Q99 is partnering with Roanoke City Public Schools to fill a school bus with school supplies to benefit underprivileged students.
Supplies donated to Roanoke City Schools will be distributed at the Back-to-School Extravaganza on August 28, 2010 at Patrick Henry High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
August 28, 2010
EVENT: Back to School Extravaganza
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: August 28, 2010, 9-11 a.m.
DETAILS: Parents and students will have the opportunity to get free school supplies at the 8th Annual Back to School Extravaganza. The event will be held on Saturday, August 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Patrick Henry High School.
The Back-to-School Extravaganza prepares Roanoke City students and their parents for the start of the school year. They will receive information about free and reduced lunches, health clinics, after school programs, and PTA memberships.
Representatives from Roanoke City's elementary, middle and high schools will be on hand to answer questions, as will coordinators from programs for special education and adult/continuing education.
A bag of free basic school supplies will be distributed to every child who attends the Back-to-School Extravaganza and presents their invitation postcard.
Transportation will be provided from seven of Roanoke's housing communities. Roanoke City Public School buses will depart from the front of each Community Center beginning at 8:30 a.m., leaving on the half-hour and returning on the hour.
Most of the school supplies distributed to students come from the Q-99 Pack the Bus event.