WASHINGTON COUNTY - The start of school is the dreadful end of summer vacation. Yet local students had no trouble shaking off the pleasures of the break to prepare for a safe and successful school year.

Last week, we asked our readers to share their children's first day of school photos. And with a number of entries, the community responded in a big way.

We're always looking to share photos submitted by our readers. From beautiful country scenery to candid family fun, we'd like to publish your captured moments. Send to photos@chipleypaper.com.