The Westside Community Club will be throwing its seventh annual Back to School Bash on Friday night in Greenwood.
The theme of this year’s event, which begins at 6 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 418 Marion Ave., will be “Getting a Good Head Start.” The fun fest will include giveaways, food and drink, performances, games and several other activities.
Westside Community Club won the Anna L. Robinson Neighborhood of the Year Award earlier this year at the Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods banquet. The community group hosts several events every year. Its annual Back to School Bash is among its most notable, drawing more than 400 school children each year. It is among the largest such events in the county.


The bash is supported by Church of the Resurrection, Destiny Food Program, First Family Funeral Home and Yonce Lobby. Students, parents and everyone in between who attends this year’s jamboree will be able to enjoy a host of song-and-dance performances. The Moriah Youth Choir will serve as one of the main attractions for the event, which will also feature routines from praise dance team Fiya of Vision Ministry and line dancing by Christine Graves, among others.
Several area educators and administrators from Greenwood County School District 50 are also expected be on hand. Among the invited guests are Abbeville and Greenwood County First Steps Executive Director Michael Gaskins, retired Frank Russell Career Center educator Charles Graves, and D50 trustees James Williams and Christi Louden.

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