School Supply Giveaway is July 23


Thursday, July 23, 2015
School Supply Giveaway
5 p.m. –  while supplies last
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis

The employees of Harrah’s Metropolis, along with other local businesses and organizations are teaming up once again to distribute school supplies gathered through fundraising and donations.

Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to three students’ supplies. Once through, they may return to the back of the line for the chance to acquire
more. All children present will take priority at the front of the line at all times.

Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentistry company specializing in children of all ages 0-18, will be on site offering Dental Exams, Cleanings, Fluoride treatments and sealants as needed. Any child is eligible and it is at no cost to the family. Dental Safari accepts Illinois medical card and all private insurance. Find them online at or on Facebook.

Southern Seven Health Department will also be on hand offering vaccinations for individuals with medical cards and those who are private pay. There will be a vast array of information on hand as well as information on which car seat is appropriate for your child.

The Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC), along with the Elk’s Drug Awareness Program, will have rulers, pencils, erasers, and coloring books and will be handing out drug awareness buttons among other supplies.

Along with the supplies and services being offered this year, local salons and barbers are generously donating one free haircut for each kids as well. They will be given coupon that may be redeemed only once to one of the participating businesses.

This year’s event is sponsored by Harrah’s Metropolis, Reed Electric, Silver Collections, Liberty Utilities, The Metropolis Planet, Dental Safari Company, MCDAC, Southern Seven Health Department, Palmer & Co. Barber Shop, Kelly’s Mane Image and Creative Trends Salon.