BLUE RIDGE, GA – On Saturday, August 3, Mayor Donna Whitener hosted a back to school pool party for the community at the Blue Ridge City Pool. Whitener invited families to an evening of fun, and the response was tremendous as an estimated 150 families attended.
Having been a single mother of three, Whitener says she understands the struggles that parents face when caring for a child. She wanted to provide families with essential back to school supplies and offer parents a stress free evening.
Families enjoyed swimming, and were treated to pizza and ice cream. Guests were also welcome to take home complimentary bags filled with school supplies. These care packages included age appropriate necessities for children starting kindergarten through young adults entering their final year of high school.
The pool and adjoining park were full of smiles as families welcomed the beginning of a new school year.