Students get one last bash before school starts

RIVERDALE — Clayton County children bummed out about returning to school next week will get one last hurrah before they have to hit the books.

Clayton County Commissioner Gail Hambrick will host a “Back 2 School Bash” Sunday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Flat Shoals Park, 1915 Flat Shoals Road, in Riverdale. In what was essentially a formality, Hambrick’s colleagues voted unanimously Tuesday to give her permission to hold the event.

A resolution passed by the commissioners states it is designed to “bring students and families together and provide Clayton County students with resources for their return to school.”

The event will include a moon walk, music, refreshments, free giveaways and book bags. Attendees must show a valid Clayton County ID for the giveaways and families are limited to two giveaway items per household.