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Franklin County gets ready for school after Eastpoint fire

Franklin County gets ready for school after Eastpoint fire
Franklin County gets ready for school after Eastpoint fire
Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 18:44:00-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Franklin County Schools and Franklin's Promise Coalition organized a Back-to-School Bash at the district office in Eastpoint on Friday.

Organizers say 77 students were directly affected by the wildfire.

Friday afternoon, families got free school supplies and clothes, many of which were donated by community partners.

Superintendent of Franklin County Schools, Traci Moses, said it was important to give students a sense of normalcy, after going through tragedy.

"The message is actually what's on my shirt. We are 'Eastpoint Strong,' but we are 'Franklin Strong' and when one of us is hurting, we are all hurting," said Moses. "We are supposed to serve and take care of each other, and that's the purpose of this event, is to be able to serve our community and give back to those affected and for the ones that were not affected, to come and take part in the event as well."

This was the first year the school district organized an event like this.

Moses said they plan to continue the Back-to-School Bash from now on.