Bash provides school supplies, family fun


By Jessica Marcum - Special to the Sentinel



Fire trucks, a bounce house, water slide, hula hoop and limbo contests, school supply giveaways and much more were part of the Back to School Bash and Safety Day at the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday afternoon.


SYRACUSE — Back to school season is upon us, with kids and teachers preparing to return to the classroom later this month.

The Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary did their part in easing some of the burden on parents on Saturday with their Back to School Bash and Kids’ Safety Day. The event, held from noon to 3 p.m., featured bounce houses, one of which was a water slide, music, free hot dogs and other refreshments, fire trucks, an ambulance, and a couple of contests.

According to Mandy Roush, one of the volunteers for the day, the fire department gave away 22 book bags by raffle drawing. They also had 100 back to school packs of supplies and 300 hot dogs prepared for the event.

As an extra bit of fun, they also ran a limbo contest and a hula hooping contest, with the winners receiving a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. Craig McGuire impressed onlookers with his limbo abilities, while David Kemmpel bested the competition at hula hooping.

Students in Meigs Local School District will have their first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year on Aug. 23, while Eastern and Southern students will head back on Aug. 24.

Fire trucks, a bounce house, water slide, hula hoop and limbo contests, school supply giveaways and much more were part of the Back to School Bash and Safety Day at the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday afternoon.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/web1_8.8-Syracuse.jpgFire trucks, a bounce house, water slide, hula hoop and limbo contests, school supply giveaways and much more were part of the Back to School Bash and Safety Day at the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday afternoon.

By Jessica Marcum

Special to the Sentinel

Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.

Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.