News Release
July 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Starla Coody
Save the date: Sixth annual Cafeteria Conversation taking place on August 1
LEESVILLE, La. -- It is almost that time again. Mark your calendar. On August 1 the sixth annual Cafeteria Conversation and Back to School Resource Fair will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Parkway Elementary School, located at 3585 University Parkway, Leesville, Louisiana.

The event is a one-stop experience for school age children and their families to meet leaders and school staff from the Vernon Parish School District. It is an opportunity to learn what resources and programs are available locally.

Free school supplies will be distributed by Operation Homefront (Back-to-School Brigade) for those military families that register ahead of the event. Supplies are limited. Online registration for eligible recipients is required. You will need to go online, create a new account, and click on "upcoming events". Check eligibility and registration requirements at:

If there are any questions please contact Theresa Heard, Program Coordinator, Operation Homefront at 281-734-8075.

Listed are just a few of the community resources and agencies that will be on hand at the event:
-         After school programs
-         Sports
-         Scouting
-         Music
-         Dance
-         Martial Arts
-         Health Nutrition
-         College and careers paths
-         Family programs

Cafeteria Conversation is held before the start of school as part of the Education Initiative. This is an effort led by Fort Polk Progress, in partnership with JRTC and Fort Polk, area schools and stakeholders, to ensure students receive a quality education in our communities-which serve a large population of military families-giving them tools and resources for academic excellence and success.

Fort Polk Progress is a regional organization focused on coordinating the efforts of the local communities, the State of Louisiana
and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on supporting the Army, the mission at Fort Polk, and the quality of life for soldiers
and families stationed in Louisiana.

For more information about Fort Polk Progress visit us on the   web, like us on   Facebook  and follow us on   Twitter.
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