Corvallis Back-to-School Fair, August 26

It’s nearing that time again for backpacks, books, and school bells. And to help with that is a Back-to-School and Health Resource fair held on Friday, August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Linus Pauling Middle School, located at 1111 NW Cleveland Ave., Corvallis. 

This is the second year for this event, which is free and open to the community as a cooperative effort between the Corvallis School District, Samaritan Health Services, Benton County Health Services, and Casa Latinos Unidos. 

Services and resources range from screenings for dental and hearing; vaccines for children, including COVID-19; and sports physicals. Also available are backpacks for children and home test kits for COVID-19.  

In addition to this, Operation School Bell, a charitable program of Assistance League chapters around the country that helps provide clothing to eligible Benton County students in grades kindergarten through high school, will have hygiene kits and clothing available. 

It’s Not All About School 

Also at the event will be art, dance, and music, as well as various community resources and booths. Plus, vendors will be on hand selling food. 

For those wanting to kick up their heels and get in a bit of exercise, a soccer tournament is planned from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Garfield Park, located at 1715 NW Dixon St., between Garfield Elementary School and Linus Pauling. 

Players must be at least 13 years old. Any experience level is invited to join in. To participate, call 541-220-9686 prior to the game. 

Free transportation will be provided by the school district. The shuttle will run all day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A list of times with pick-up and drop-off sites is available here. 

Call 541-207-8099 or email for more information about this event. 

By Patty Reyes 

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