Families filled Pop Harvey Park the evening of July 28 for the Back to School Bash sponsored by the Town of Parker’s Parks & Recreation Committee.

The event was billed as an expo for the many clubs, organizations, and athletic activities available for young people in our community. A flier for the event stated their goal is to gather groups that cater to the needs of youth in the community. There was food and activities available for the kids, and parents had the opportunity to meet with representatives of these organizations, collect information, ask questions, and register their children for programs.

In addition to meeting with representatives of youth organizations, other activities included a water slide and free back-to-school haircuts from the 12th Street Barber Shop.

“As a parent, I felt many times like I did not know what was going on in the community until it started,” said Jennifer Aspa of the Town’s Parks & Recreation Committee. “I found myself asking, ‘When did you sign up your kids to do this?’ and ‘How did you find out about this activity?’ It was too late. I would’ve encouraged my kids to participate.”

The first day of the 2019-20 school year in the Parker Unified School District was Wednesday, July 31.

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