Back to School Experience

Tom Flanigan

Alumni members of a Florida A&M fraternity hosted a back to school party for their neighborhood on Saturday. The Kappa Alpha Psi house on Wailes Street became a one-stop-shop for a wide range of needs.

Thousands of students and parents were at the North Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday.  It was the Eighth Annual Back to School Community Experience.

The lines extended from the South Monroe Street Fairgrounds gate all the way to the exhibit halls.

A small army of volunteers was handing out all kinds of school supplies, personal hygiene items along with haircuts and modest makeovers.  Jacob Chapel Baptist Church Pastor Germaine Simmons has been the event's leading light since the beginning.