Lake County Schools, along with several businesses in the area, hosted the fifth annual community night for families before the school year officially started Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Upon arrival, everyone who registered with the main table got a ticket. Door prizes were called out throughout the night. Attendees also received a drawstring bag.
Families enjoyed going from booth to booth to learn more about different companies, businesses and resources in the county. Booths included Northwest TN Economic Develop Council, Lake County Health Department, Main Street Family Care, Dyersburg State Community College, Team 4 Success, Reelfoot Lake State Park, LifeBeat Pregnancy Care Center, The United Methodist Church, Lake County Officials, Northwest TN Head Start Early Head Start, Healthier Beginnings, Lake County Department Of Children’s Services, Tiptonville Family Pharmacy, Workforce Essentials Incorporated, Citizens of Lake County for Health Care Incorporated, Abundant Life Church, Lake County UT Extension, Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Newbern, Sports Plus Rehab of Dyersburg, the North West Council on Children and Youth, Tiptonville Police Department, Northwest Correctional Complex, Team 4 Success, Regions Bank, The Bridge at Ridgely, Tiptonville Fire Department, Rocking Dirt Road Farms, the United States Census, Carey Counseling Center, Tiptonville First Baptist Church and Lake County Primary Care. Some booths had free school supplies for the families as well as other goodies.
A petting zoo was set up complete with a horse foal, a cow, goats and a kangaroo. Children had the opportunity to pay and feed the animals, too. There was a bouncy house for the children as well.
The Lake County Falcons Cheerleaders lead those in attendance in some cheers to heighten school spirit. The cheer team had a merchandise table set up for those who wanted to show Falcon pride throughout the school year.
The night closed with a color run/walk. Several students were spaced out along the road armed with condiment squirt bottles full of colored paint powder. As children and their families ran the track, they were covered in colorful streaks and spots of powder.
All students started the 2019-2020 school year Friday, August 2.