The start of the school year will be brighter for approximately 1,800 people (and 1,200 students), thanks to the Christian Community of Skagit County and their sponsorship of the Back to School Blessing on Saturday, August 11th at Skagit Valley College’s Gary Tollefson Plaza, which will again serve as the host location. The event will take place from 8:00 am until supplies run out.

Families and their children will receive a free pancake breakfast, gently used school clothing, haircuts, and other community services as a coordinated effort with the Christian faith-based community of Skagit County.

“Skagit Valley College is making a difference throughout our community by opening the doors to higher education for everyone who seeks a better future,” said SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan. “I am proud that we have created a diverse learning environment where all are valued. As we welcome a new generation of learners to our campus, we want them to know that the dream of a college education is within their reach.”

In serving as the location host, SVC bilingual staff will join the activities planned for the children, including games, balloons, music, and fun with the Cardinal mascot. Enrollment Services staff will be available to help family members who are interested in enrolling for fall quarter classes.

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