Due to the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases, the Webster Parish School Board has decided to cancel its annual Back to School Bash. Ursula Hullaby, the WPSB Community Liaison, states that this isn’t the decision they wanted to make, but the one they made in order to protect the health of volunteers, students, and their families.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Webster Parish School Board will not host the Annual Back to School Bash this year. The health and safety of our students, their families, hundreds of donors and volunteers are of the utmost importance during these times,” said Hullaby.
“This year would have been the 12th year for the annual event. The bash has served as an exciting end to summer for hundreds of our students. The Webster Parish businesses and community have played a huge role in supporting our students and school system and for that, we are truly humbled.
We are hopeful that we will be able to provide a bigger and better event in 2021 as we will be celebrating the 13th year for the bash. We want to take this time to ensure our families that school supply needs for their students will be met through the Webster Parish School Board. Supplies will be provided for all students and will be made available at their respective schools. We would also like to take this time to publicly thank the many donors, businesses, and volunteers for helping make the bash the awesome event that it has become over the years.”
The School Board is not soliciting donations this year; however, if anyone would like to contribute in any way to the School Board’s goal of providing all necessary school supplies or uniforms, you may contact Ursula Hullaby at 318-377-7052.