Back-to-School Bash open to students in K-12

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(Posted Aug. 4, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Mount Sterling Community Center is hosting a Back to School Bash on Aug. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.

“This is the center’s first Back to School bash, to my knowledge,” said Megan Barker Witteman, center director. “It’s a way of getting the community back together. Since COVID, we haven’t really had anything like this. It’ll be a nice kick-off to the kids going back to school.”

The event is open to school-age children and their families. Activities are geared to students in grades K-12. Admission is free.

Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene is sponsoring a dunk tank. For a small fee, visitors can take aim to send someone into the water. North Valley Bank is sponsoring inflatables. Face painting is planned, too.

The Sean Poole band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m., playing traditional country, ‘90s country, blues and southern rock. The band played at Mount Sterling’s Summer Jam in June.

A laser light show, sponsored by Mount Sterling American Legion Post 417, starts at dusk. In the past, the center hosted laser light shows around the time of Independence Day. This is the first time in a few years the show is back at the center.

Food trucks will be part of the fun. JD’s Farmhouse and Kona Ice will be on site selling burgers, loaded nachos, hotdogs, garbage dogs, deli salads, hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, shaved ice and more.

Giveways include free haircuts for children. Kids also can pick up vouchers for free bookbags stuffed with school supplies. Bookbags will be available for pickup at the center on Aug. 16. Call the center for pickup times and other details.

Mount Sterling Community Center is located at 164 E. Main St. and can be reached at (740) 869-2453.

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