(From left) Sister Elena of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and Alton NAACP Chapter President James Gray.
ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, partnered with the Alton Branch of the NAACP to host the 20th annual Back to School/Stay in School event Saturday, Aug. 8.
Free school supplies were given away to an estimated 1,000 school-age children from the Alton area.
“Supporting events like the Alton NAACP’s Back to School/Stay in School event is very important in our area,” Beiser said. “Low-income families that may not have been able to afford school supplies were able to get everything that their children need for the upcoming school year. The keynote speaker, Erik’el Johnson, also emphasized the importance of staying in school. It is great to see the way in which an event like this can have such a positive impact on the lives of children in our area.”
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.