Back-to-school fair helps thousands of valley families

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A unique back-to-school fair for some kids in the Las Vegas valley helped thousands of families Thursday. The event was held at Walnut Park near Cheyenne and Las Vegas Boulevard.

It was put on by local leaders, offering everything from free school supplies to free dental and vision screenings and vaccines.

One hundred more people were vaccinated during the event, but the purpose goes much deeper.

“But it’s not just about having people have back-to-school supplies. It’s also what happens once they return to school,” Rep. Steven Horsford told 8 News Now, “and that’s having a qualified teacher in the classroom; it’s making sure we have mental health support for the students and their parents, access to broadband and digital learning, and that we’re doing everything we can to meet the children’s educational needs, especially right now in the middle of this pandemic.”

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