Vendors Needed for Back to School Fair

Plans are underway for the 27th annual School Supply Drive and Fair hosted by the Fannin County Children’s Center.  The Children’s Center will once again be giving away free school supplies to Fannin County students on Saturday, August 5 from 9 am to noon.

This year’s event will once again include a Back-to-School Fair.  New this year is the fact that the event will happen at a different location: the Roy Floyd Community Center (Armory) at 1100 W 5th in Bonham.  The Center is seeking churches, non-profits, local businesses and other organizations to set up booths inside to give away free food, resources or information that could be helpful to children, youth and families.  The vendor application can be found on the agency website or by contacting Kesly at (903) 583-4339 or

The center will also be seeking donations to make this effort possible.  “As always, every contribution is appreciated and needed” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Children’s Center. The center will accept donations of paper, notebooks, pencils, folders and other school supplies.  Barber said, “Donors can also donate cash and leave the shopping to us.  We will use it to buy what is most needed and we will stretch the donation farther by using our tax-exempt status when making the purchases.”

In all, the agency has given out free school supplies to more than 13,000 students in the last 26 years.  Organizers expect to serve 600-700 students again this year.  This effort depends on contributions and volunteer efforts from many generous and kind individuals, churches, businesses and other local organizations.

For more information, call (903) 583-4339 or go to

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