It’s that time of year again to start getting ready for a new school year.


Missouri Valley Community Action Agency will be holding their annual Back to School Fair at the Rupe Center in Carrollton from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 14th, 2014. This event is open to families residing in Carroll County.

The fair is intended to provide children and parent’s with health and safety resources as well as age appropriate school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. Supplies are purchased with locally donated funds at local stores whenever possible.

In order to be eligible, children must come from a low-income home. That means that the family must be at 125% or below the poverty level.

In the past, more than 100 children have received assistance through this program.

Children MUST be pre-registered by the end of the business day Monday, July 7th, 2014. For more information or to register, contact Samantha Schlueter at the MVCAA Carroll County Family Resource Center, located at 16 S. Folger in Carrollton. She can be reached by phone at 660-542-0418 or email at [email protected]

There will be a workshop on August 7th, 2014 for anyone who is not able to get signed up in time or attend this event on July 14th, 2014. Parents must sign their children up by August 1st, 2014 to attend this workshop.