Mall of standard back to school packs

The Marketville Back-to-School Bash was a huge success with many kids leaving the event with armfuls of school supplies to get them ready for the next school year, which begins August 9th.

Marketville took place at Three Star Mall on Saturday and was a way for kids to get school supplies and have fun. Vendors have been set up throughout the mall to sell their handicrafts and other items. One of the organizers, Sheila Fann, said she loved seeing all the different groups and people participating in this event.

“We’re just grateful that the community came out for this event and that we had a lot of people,” Fann said.

Many candidates had kiosks where they distributed school supplies. The McMinnville Fire Department, Warren County Rescue Team, McMinnville Police Department, Animal Control and many other community organizations have come to Marketville.

All vendors also donated an item for the door prize draws.

“With things like this happening all over the county today, I’m amazed that we live in such a community of donors. We have tons of great sellers here with great prices on their wares and I was amazed,” Fann said.

At the Southern Standard booth, kids had the chance to spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. Some of the prizes included: candies, toys, pencils, notebooks, crayons and more.

BARK and Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center have been set up outdoors with animals for adoption. Brandi King was with the BARK tent and had a few rescue puppies to adopt. Fire engines, hovercraft and other vehicles were parked outside for children to see and learn about.

Marketville fans could cool off with shaved ice outside with Snowie Shaved Ice, then grab a bite to eat at Auntie Mattie’s Soul Food to Go. Warren Bounce House Rentals kept the kids in on the fun. They brought a big inflatable slide and the kids loved it.

The Marketville event organizers were happy that the event was a success and that they were able to both promote vendors and provide school supplies.

“I’m pleased with the turnout we had,” said event organizer Nikki Childers. “At the end of the day, I’m glad we were able to help supply the kids with school supplies and showcase the different vendors. It was very fun.”

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