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Wakulla Youth Had a Blast at the Back to the School Bash!

A Night to Remember with Wakulla 4-H

More than 40 youth enjoyed the Back to School Bash on Saturday August 31st.  The Extension Arena was transformed into a dance hall.  Youth danced to favorites like the “Wobble” and “The Macarena” during the Back to School Bash event. The Pirate Captain, otherwise known as 4-H volunteer leader Ken Gooding, kept the energy high with lights and music from start to finish.

Huge Thanks Due to Our Community Partners

The successful event was made possible with support from a number of community partners. Thank you to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Wakulla County Coalition for Youth, TCC Wakulla, Wakulla County government, Wakulla County 4-H and a cadre of community volunteers. This team effort made it possible for over 40 youth aged 11 to 16 enjoyed a night of free, safe fun with friends.

During the event, youth enjoyed activities that included basketball, cornhole, ping pong, craft making, board games, and dancing. The night included a campfire complete with s’mores. WCSO deputies grilled hot dogs throughout the event.

Something for Everyone to Enjoy 

From toasting marshmallows under the stars to winning a game of Jenga in the game room, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Youth braided friendship bracelets, owned the outdoor basketball court, and showed off dance moves under the disco lights. Two rounds of grill work kept a steady supply of hot dogs ready to feed healthy appetites.

Volunteers and community partners make evenings like this possible. Admission was free and open to all Wakulla youth in middle and high school.

Interested in seeing more events like this in the Wakulla community? Contact us at the Extension office to learn how you can get involved!

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