First Day Festival

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The first day back to school can often be an exciting one for many kids anxious to see their friends, make new ones and meet new teachers. Unfortunately, it’s not always a blast. Especially for disadvantaged children whose parents may not have the financial means to get everything their children need to go to the head of the class.

The non profit organization, Y Not U 2 is hoping they can help  change that with a back to school event designed just for them.

The First Day Festival is a chance for children to get all the tools they need to have a successful school year.

Event Organizer and Founder, Kimani Davis has partnered with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Richland City Council Chairwoman Joyce Dickerson,  and Richland School One District Chair Cheryl Harris to help students get a lesson in how much the community wants to see them succeed.

Not only will children be able to get free school supplies, but the event will also offer arts, crafts, music,  free hair cuts, face painting, community vendors fingerprinting, vision tests, bouncy houses for fun and more.

The event is taking place Sunday, August 6th from 2 to 5pm at Spirit Communications Park.

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