Wicomico County organizations present inaugural Fresh Start event

Families can get ready for the upcoming school year at Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Community Back-to-School Event.


This free event is a collaborative effort between numerous Wicomico County organizations and will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.


Children in need entering kindergarten and up will receive a free backpack with several essential school supplies. Free haircuts and fun activities will be available as well.


Families will be able to learn about community programming, health and more. There will be drawings for prizes also.


“We are thrilled with the community support that is coming together to put on the first Fresh Start community back-to-school event at the Civic Center,” said James Simmons, recreation superintendent for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “It is perfect timing for our community organizations to come together to make a deeper impact in the area by working together for the common goal of setting up our youth for success.”


Partners for this event are listed below:

  • Extraordinary League of Gentlemen
  • Rotary Club of Salisbury
  • Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club of Wicomico County
  • Salisbury Optimist Club
  • Salisbury Jaycees
  • Salisbury Elks
  • Dstinct Dsigns Barbershop
  • Deadstock
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Donnie Williams Foundation
  • Wicomico County Board of Education
  • Wicomico Public Libraries
  • Wicomico County Health Department
  • Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism


“Our goal in the first year is substantial – we plan to provide 4,000 backpacks with school supplies, haircuts, access to important community resources and so much more,” Simmons said. “This is truly an event for the community put on by the community.”


Anyone interested in making donations to this event can contact Simmons at 410-548-4900 x114 or jsimmons@wicomicocounty.org.


For additional information about the event, please contact Derek Jarmon at 410-548-4900 x113 or djarmon@wicomicocounty.org, or visit www.bit.ly/FreshStartWicomico.



Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism






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