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Ashley Chapel, Dobbins Heights hosting back-to-school events

A child picks out a backpack at Alcohol and Drug Services' annual back-to-school event at Dobbins Heights Park. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, there are still a few opportunities to get help with supplies.

The Ashley Chapel Community Center Organization will be giving out supplies on Thursday, Aug. 24.

The event, starting at 6:30 p.m., will also include free hot dogs, chips and a drink.

The Ashley Chapel Community Center is located at 297 Mizpah Road, south of Rockingham.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, Dobbins Heights will be hosting its annual Community Safe Celebration at the Community Center, 224 Earle Franklin Drive, and the neighboring park.

The event, sponsored by Alcohol and Drug Services, and Citizens of Richmond County for Responsible Living, will also feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, facepainting and swimming in the community pool.

Activities run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Rockingham Housing Authority hosted its annual back-to-school bash on Aug. 11 at Falling Creek Park.

Earlier this month, the United Way of Richmond County partnered with Richmond County Schools, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, Planet Fitness and REV Federal Credit Union for the 15th annual Stuff the Bus Campaign.


Click here to read more about Stuff the Bus.

The school district announced in a press release this week that all the supplies collected had been distributed to the 15 schools.

“We are immensely grateful to United Way of Richmond County, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, and every individual and organization that generously participated in the ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign,” Superintendent Dr. Joe Ferrell said in the press release. “Your dedication to our students’ well-being and success is truly commendable. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of young minds, providing them with the resources they need to achieve their full potential.”

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