School supply drive was huge success


By Laura Deans - Contributing columnist



Participants in the Back to School Bash were able to dunk school officials in the dunking booth.


What a wonderful 2015 “Back to School Bash” hosted by the Young Professionals of Sampson County last Saturday, Aug. 29. This free community event was held on the newly renovated patio at Ribeyes of Clinton. Throughout the day, the area was filled with school supplies, laughter, family, fun activities and much more. The Young Professional’s “Back to School Bash,” consisted of collecting school supplies from the community in order to distribute to our local school systems, Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools.

With the mission of the Young Professionals of Sampson County to connect young professionals, engage within the community and advance in leadership development to be the leaders of tomorrow, these passionate Young Professionals saw the need and surpassed the collection goals for the very first service event for the organization.

The afternoon was filled with an array of activities including face painting, cornhole, ladder ball, a lemonade stand and a dunking booth. Students were able to come and take their chance at dunking their Principals and Superintendents while families were able to dunk their husbands and dads. What a fun afternoon of laughter – all for a great cause. Thank you to the many individuals that contributed to helping with the Back to School Bash, as well as the partners for the Dunking Booth.

Dunking booth participants included Dr. Stuart Blount, Dr. Steve Miller, and Greg Dirks from Clinton City Schools, and Jeff Bradshaw and John Goode from Sampson County Schools. What a fun afternoon as we celebrated our schools in Clinton and Sampson County.

For more information about the Young Professionals of Sampson County or the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, give us a call at 910-592-6177 or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org. Let the Chamber work for you.

Laura Deans is executive director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.

By Laura Deans

Contributing columnist

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Participants in the Back to School Bash were able to dunk school officials in the dunking booth.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10426840_1037475432959890_7332528118259133954_n.jpgParticipants in the Back to School Bash were able to dunk school officials in the dunking booth.

Laura Deans is executive director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.

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