Chamber, NFCH team up again for ‘We Can’

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 06:38 PM.

CHIPLEY — Washington County Chamber of Commerce is teaming with Northwest Florida Community Hospital again this year to bring the “We Can!” program to the annual Back To School Fair.

The annual Back To School Fair, which is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 13.

“We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the Back To School Fair,” said Ted Everett, chamber executive director. The fair also needs school supplies to distribute to children.

Last year 3,000 people attended the Back To School Fair, and not only school supplies were distributed.

“There were three tractor-trailers of food, eggs and vegetables, that were handed out,” Everett said. “And it was all gone really quickly. We have some needy families in our county, and this event is a great thing.”

Students also received free haircuts and even bicycle helmets at last year’s event.

“You also might remember, Washington County was recently ranked as 65th of 67 counties in child obesity,” said Everett. “This is a problem, and we have to understand that it affects us as business owners.”

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