BORON – The second annual Race Communications Back to School Backpack Giveaway was held inside the Boron Community Park on the afternoon of Aug. 1 and the weather couldn’t have been any nicer. Vanessa Van Der Keyl and her team from Tehachapi collected several backpacks along with school supplies and distributed them to needy school-age children in Boron.
“We had our first giveaway last year and had to turn a few kids away because we didn’t have enough for everyone however, we do have enough for this year” said Van Der Keyl.
Kern County 2nd District Supervisor field/office representative Michael Clark along with the 2019 Boron Community Queens joined Team Race as they handed each child a backpack and also gave away sunglasses, Frisbees, magnetic clips and “tattoos”.
Race Communications is the internet provider for the Boron/Desert Lake and Tehachapi areas and the backpacks are given to those communities within their service area.
“The leftover backpacks will be taken to West Boron Elementary School for those kids who couldn’t make it to our giveaway and we will also be at Boron’s annual Twenty Mule Team Days celebration in Oct.” said Van Der Keyl.
Van Der Keyl and Team Race along with Michael Clark and the Boron queens would like to thank the community for coming out for the annual giveaway; there will also be a free haircut, clothing and back to school giveaway sponsored by the Boron Kids Outreach Program at the Boron First Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Boron Avenue and Cote Street in Boron and the giveaway will be held inside the annex building of the church. The first day of school for the Muroc Joint Unified School District is Monday, Aug. 19.