Monday, July 31, 2017

Back-to-School Round Up Will Be Aug. 5 in Sallisaw

It’s Back-to-School Round Up Time and it’s free!

It’s the Back-to-School Round Up on Aug. 5 at the Sallisaw Rodeo Arena. The roundup, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. offers free games, free photos, free activities, free food, and school supplies as prizes.

Royce Alverson of KiBois Community Action, which helps sponsor the roundup, said, “It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!”

This year KiBois Community Action is collaborating with the Sallisaw Lions Club that is sponsoring the Sallisaw rodeo on the same weekend. Both the roundup and the rodeo will be held at the Sallisaw Rodeo Arena.

Alverson said the Lions Club holds free pony rides and other activities for children on the same morning, and the two organizations have combined events for all kids.

Two bicycles will be given away through a drawing, and free hot dogs, chips and water will be available.

Other activities include a water slide, a bounce house, and face painting. 

“We will have some vendors there who will be offering carnival games and will be giving away school supplies as prizes,” Alverson said. A limited number of back packs will also be given away. And it’s all free.

Other sponsors for the Back-to-School Round Up are People Inc., TSet Healthy Living, Creoks Behavioral Health Services, the Lions Club, the Health and Wellness Center, the Cherokee Nation, the Sallisaw Youth Coalition and Central Youth Coalition, the Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County and the Mix 105.1.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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