THIS Saturday, Solomon's Super Centre is helping parents and students get in gear for the new school year with a trade show and community outreach initiative.
Beginning at noon, more than 15 clubs and after school programmes will showcase activities for students heading into the fall semester. Vendors will also be on hand sampling healthy snack options to fill lunch boxes and offering tips for hair, skin and dental care. During the event, shoppers will have a chance to support the AIDS Foundation of the Bahamas' After School Programme by donating new uniforms, clothing, school supplies and food to the non-profit initiative spearheaded by the Zonta Club of Nassau.
"It's already August and before we know it, our children will be back to school. Each year, we put on the trade show to help parents plan for the upcoming semester. It's a way for them to find reputable after school activities for their kids. We also use it as an opportunity to extend savings during a time when most parents are looking to stretch their dollars," said event organiser and Solomon's brand manager Monalisa Sweeting.
"As always, we are excited to team up with the Zonta Club of Nassau for the uniform and supply drive to assist the AIDS Foundation of the Bahamas' After School Programme. This is our third year partnering with them to provide much-needed supplies for the students who benefit from this programme and we hope that our customers will extend the same generosity this year as they have in the past."
On Saturday, sports clubs from judo, soccer, track and field and swimming will be showcasing their organisations. Dance and musical instructors as well as bilingual instructors will be on hand to share information on their after school and weekend programmes. Representatives from the Governor General's Youth Award (GGYA) are also expected to attend to answer questions about the character-building programme.
Health and wellness nutritionists are set to offer tips for staying fit and incorporating a well-balanced diet throughout the school year. Learning and development coaches will also be available to share information on setting up successful study habits.
Shoppers can enter to win a free club membership, certificates and giveaways from participating vendors. The trade show will take place at Solomon's Super Centre Nassau on the East West Highway on Saturday from noon to 4pm. Residents in Grand Bahama can also participate at a similar event being held at Solomon's Freeport on Queen's Highway.