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Back to School Bash was very successful


Kids jam to the music’

The Back to School Bash, an event held Saturday at Colleton County High School, provided both entertainment and a chance to obtain free school supplies.The 9 a.m.-noon event, sponsored by the Colleton County School District and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, included a cookout, distribution of school supplies, door prizes, and give-a-ways to help parents and students successfully start a new school year.


Motivational speaker Chris Brown addresses crowd.

 Motivational Speaker Chris Brown also spoke at the event. Brown is a Walterboro native who graduated from Colleton County High School in 2005. He currently lives in Greenville and owns the Chris Brown Multimedia Group, which specializes in public relations, marketing, and advertising.    This event was for students from grades K-12 and their parents. The parent’s attendance was mandatory. Colleges and universities, local organizations, and health agencies were present to provide information and services to parents and children.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office School Resources Officer Jimmy Wiggins said Monday that 512 students and a total of 636 people attended the event. He added that all of the school supplies had been given away by somewhere between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

“This was a highly-successful event, and it was enjoyed by everyone who attended,” said Wiggins. He added that it was important to help our children further their education during the 2012-2013 school year, and also to remind them that he, as well as all of those associated with the sheriff’s office and school district believe that each child is the seed of an ever brighter future for Colleton County.

 Back to School Bash donors included:

 Microtel Inn and Suites; Shoney’s Restaurant; Waffle House; Huddle House; Olds House Restaurant; Bojangles; Dollar General #9260; Super Bad; Dixie Auto Parts; Parks Auto Parts; Auto Zone; NAPA Auto Parts; Advance Auto Parts; Domino’s; Bucks Pizza; Jus’ Sports; Ivanhoe Cinemas; Bank of Walterboro; Cash and Carry; SCB&T; A&D Motor Sales; Walker Accounting; Walterboro Motor  Sales; Enterprise Rental; Hudson Auto Brokers; Rizer Chevrolet; BE&L Auto Sales; Dixie Furniture; Farmer’s Furniture; Hamilton Furniture; State Farm; ACE Hardware; Maybel Hendrick; Alice Morris; Mary Brown; Signs Plus; Robertson Insurance Agency; Central Williams; IGA; and Hardees.

 Vendors included:

 Mutual of Omaha (Fred Harvey); Woodforest Bank; Direct General Auto Insurance; Let’s Go- Colleton and Charleston; University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Campus; Charleston Southern University; The Benefit Bank; Colleton Chiropractic; Select health; and Robertson Insurance Agency.

Colleton County School District Title I Office would like to give a  special thank you to  The Keith Agency for a very generous donation that allowed us to create supply bags specifically for Kindergarten students allowing us to be a K4-12 event.