Kids, Parents Line Up for the ‘Dallas Mayor’s Back To School Fair’

DALLAS --  Can you hear that? That's the sound of cheers and jeers for back to school season around the country. The city of Dallas held its 20th annual Back To School Fair Friday morning.

"A lot of our families don't have resources. When the city and the providers come together, they can get all of this done all at one time," said Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.

Many parents and students lined up at Fair Park before sunrise for school supplies and amenities, including Gabriel Ramos.  Ramos said it helps out so he can focus on getting other school needs for his children.

Friday's event was not just for school supplies. Students were able to have their health exams done. Danielle Jones said she likes that her son can get his physical, dental screening and vision screening at the same place.

The annual back to school fair would not be possible if it weren't for the efforts of former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk.

"This is a great celebration of the community coming together to make sure that just about every child who is going to start DISD gets off on the right foot," said Kirk.

Mayor Mike Rawlings adds, "it's a way we can give back to the kids. All of these businesses, Sam's and Walmart have stepped up in a huge way... dozens and dozens of volunteers are here to help folks out."