With support from other local sponsors including the American Federation of Teachers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Willimantic Policemen’s Benevolent Association, the Windham Administrators Association and Verizon Wireless, there will be a Back(packs) to School BBQ event hosted on the lawn at Windham High School on Friday, August 24 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Backpacks will be distributed on a first come-first served basis, plus there will be dinner, exhibits, a bounce house, games and activities and school information. This is just five days before school starts in Windham Schools on August 29.
Any organizations or individuals who want to donate school supplies or monetary donations (Make Check payable to Town of Windham with BACKPACKS in the memo line) to assist with the effort may drop off at the Recreation Office at the former Kramer School at 322 Prospect St., at Windham Public Schools Central Office at Windham High School, or at A Cupcake for Later at 798 Main Street, Fade Mason Barber Shop at 828 Main Street or the Town Clerk’s Office at Windham Town Hall. For more information, call Tara Calixto at 860-455-8615 or Margaret Chatey at 860-465-2105.