Basin PBS brings non-profits and families together to get children ready for a new school year.
Over 40 local non-profit organizations who serve families and children will be featured at this community event in order to provide information and answer questions about their services. Free goodies while supplies last! No charge to families.
The event will also include live entertainment with The Jukebox Juicebox exclusively sponsored by Colgate Energy, balloon artist, face painting, Midland Storytellers Festival and more. Participants can also expect a visit from PBS KIDS favorite, The Cat in the Hat! Plus, again this year, the first 400 kids to arrive will receive a FREE backpack from ATMOS Energy. The event also includes an immunization clinic for ages 3+ at no charge to most, thanks in part to the Midland Health Department and United Supermarkets.
“We are so proud to partner with the Midland Health Department to provide an immunization clinic for the community at this event,” said Crockett Tidwell, clinical services manager and vaccine specialist for United Supermarkets. “This clinic is the perfect opportunity for parents to make sure their kids are ready for the new school year. We hope to see a lot of the community taking advantage of all the great things that will be going on.”
Laura Wolf, Basin PBS CEO said, “We are grateful for all those organizations who’ve answered the call for our Permian Basin families and agreed to join forces for this back-to-school event. Each of them brings a unique and necessary service for families of West Texas.”
Basin PBS, Midland Dentistry 4 Kids & Smile Straight Orthodontics, ATMOS Energy, United Family
Markets/Midland Health, Colgate Energy, Complex Community Federal Credit Union, Kent
Companies, Maximus, Bronson Chadwick, Harlin the Magician, CEF of Midland, Sibley Nature Center,
Senior Life Midland Foster Grandparent Program, UTPB First 5, West Texas Opportunities, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, Midland Festival Ballet, FirstCare Health Plans of Baylor Scott & White,
Workforce Solutions Permian Basin, Midland YMCA, Texas Tech Psychiatry, Midland County Public
Libraries, Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center, Midland Rape Crisis & Children’s Advocacy Center,
Permian Basin Moms of Multiples, Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission, I-20 Wildlife
Preserve, Museum of the Southwest: Durham Children’s Museum, Buckner Children and Families,
Permian Basin Master Gardeners, Youth Education, Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, SHARE,
Midland Community Theatre, Casa de Amigos, Midland Storytelling Festival, Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin, Petroleum Museum, Bikers Against Child Abuse, We Rock the Spectrum Gym, Kaleidoscope Ministries, West Texas Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, Rope Youth.
ATMOS Energy, Colgate Energy, United Supermarkets, Midland Dentistry 4 Kids, SmileStraight Orthodontics, Complex Community Federal Credit Union with grant support from Abell-Hangar Foundation.
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