Back-to-School Summer Jam this weekend

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One of the back-to-school events this weekend is the Summer Jam.

The event is happening this Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Men Building Men and Community Partners are coming together for an afternoon of dance competitions, a fish-fry competition, and free backpacks. 

Organizers say it’s about ending the summer on the right note. Tyshun Taylor, of Men Building Men, says, “The main thing is that we want these kids to enjoy themselves and show them appreciation. If you show these kids appreciation instead giving them an empty summer, you won’t give time for crazy thoughts to form.”

Again, the Back-to-School Summer Jam takes place at the Veteran’s Memorial Stadium this Sunday, August 19th, from 1-8pm.   

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