Minnick Schools hosts back-to-school cookout event

Published: Aug. 3, 2023 at 6:51 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - This is the first time in a few years that Minnick Schools has hosted a back-to-school event.

What better way to get students riled up for the first day of school than a Back-to-School cookout? Students, parents, staff, and community leaders will join the fun at Thursday’s event.

Minnick Schools is gearing up to partake in the fun, offering bouncy houses, food, and games. Grand Home Furnishings donated food, and the sheriff’s office will flip burgers on the grill.

Minnick School’s principal says the event will be a good way for students and parents to connect.

“When they see a police officer, right, they’re like ‘Hey, I met you. I met you that once at that cookout’ or they’ll say ‘Hey, Grand Home Furnishing. What is that? What does that mean for me? Is that a place of employment?” says Minnick Schools Principal Rebecca Bays. “It’s more than just bringing those stakeholders into us but also for our students to ask what is out there for them.”

Bays says you are welcome to join if you haven’t signed up in advance. The cookout will start at 5PM.