BORON - Boron Junior Senior High School hosted the annual East Kern Health and Resources Fair inside the multipurpose room and the event got underway just after noon on June 4.

Linda Kirkland who is the economic empowerment case manager at Community Action Partnership in Mojave and Serena Plascencia who is the service extension coordinator for the Salvation Army in Mojave came early and started setting up a couple of tables with displays and toys that were given to Boron children who came out for the event.

Several nurses were also on hand for immunizations for children as well as sign ups for a free back to school backpack giveaway, which will take place before the start of the next school year. There were also paper bags with non-perishable food items for each person.

According to Kirkland, “last year, we had approximately 40 families from Boron and the surrounding area come out and we gave away about 35 backpacks with minimum school supplies in each backpack and we’re hoping to match or exceed that amount this year."

Community Action Partnership was one of several grant recipients for the Borax Visitors Center Foundation Grant Presentation and they received a grant from the foundation for approximately $3,000, which will help low-income families around the East Kern County area.

For more information on Community Action Partnership or the East Kern Family Resources Center, feel free to contact them at  (661) 824-4118, the Salvation Army at (661) 824-2100 or via email at serena.plascencia@usw.salvationarmy.com or Community Action Partnership at lkirkland@capk.org.

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