CARLISLE — While it will not be holding its annual “Community Fun Day,” the Town of Carlisle will nevertheless hold a special back to school event for the children of the community Sunday afternoon.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn announced Thursday that the Community Fun Day/Back To School Bash scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Carlisle Playground at the intersection of Pinckney and Cambridge streets has been canceled. The Community Fun Day/Back To School Bash is held by the town each year to celebrate the beginning of the school year and to prepare the community’s children for the classroom by providing them with school supplies. Ferguson-Glenn declined comment on why the town decided to cancel Fun Day, but said an alternative event would be held Sunday afternoon at the Carlisle Town Hall during which the school supplies would be distributed.
“We’re not going to have Fun Day this year,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “What we’re going to do is open the town hall this Sunday, Aug. 19, from 1-4 p.m. and we’re going to distribute school supplies and book bags. While we’re not having Fun Day as we have in previous years, we’ll still carry out its purpose of helping prepare our children for school. This is about our children and making sure they get a good start to the new school year.”
Ferguson-Glenn said the school supplies to be distributed include pencils, notebook paper, hard cover notebooks, folders, erasers and other classroom items. She said the supplies and the book bags, all of which have been donated, will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
In addition to the distribution of the book bags and school supplies, Ferguson-Glenn said refreshments will be served.
For more information about Sunday’s event, contact the Carlisle Town Hall at 427-1505.