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MAYOR SMITH JOSEPH’S BACK TO SCHOOL BASH AND RESOURCE FAIR

North Miami, FL – 8/14/2015

PREPARES THE COMMUNITY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

With the start of the new school year approaching, Mayor Smith Joseph, D.O., Pharm.D. continues the tradition of providing backpacks and school supplies to North Miami residents at a fun-filled event. The Mayor’s Back to School Bash and Resource Fair will take place at the Joe Celestin Center, located at 1525 NW 135 ST, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Health screenings include services by Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures and registration for free eye exams by Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Progra+m. Florida ID cards will be issued by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety (visit GatherGoGet.com to find a list of required documents). Young men will be provided with haircuts, courtesy of Beauty Schools of America. Agencies and organizations such as Haitian American Nurses Association, Cuban-Haitian Refugee Program, Division of Blind Services, Miami Dade College and the Florida Department of Children and Families, among others, will be onsite to distribute information about their services and programs.

Attendees will also enjoy an afternoon of heart pounding music featuring DJ Lumoney, while Master of Ceremony, DJ Griot of 99 Jamz, entertains with his unique brand of comedy. Children will enjoy activities such as bounce houses and face painting. Free food and refreshments will be available. Backpack giveaways will be available to children accompanied by an adult.  Giveaways are limited and are first-come, first-serve.

For more information, contact the North Miami Office of the Mayor and Council at 305-895-9815 or visit northmiamifl.gov/celebrate

Mayor Smith Joseph’s 2015 Back to School Bash and Resource Fair is also made possible by the following volunteers: Miami Dade County Goodwill Ambassadors, Rotary Club of North Dade, Florida International University Haitian Student Club, Pentecostal Church of Miami, Greater Miami Young Democrats, Christ Center Church, North Miami Seminoles Football Team and Cheerleaders
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