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2016 represents the 10th year of this event! The Barnabas Connection could not be more grateful to the many groups, individuals, and businesses who partner with us to make the annual Back to School Fiesta a possibility.

441 preregistered + 34 walkins = 475 local students who  received school supplies, backpacks, payless shoes gift cards, plus a free book on reading level from Wimberley Rotary Club. We continue to fill sacks and provide backpacks as the schools identify additional needs.

Lion’s Club Vision screenings – 97 total screened, with 16 students needing referrals for vision assistance

9 Hairdressers volunteering their services, provided 80 free haircuts: Samantha Kingsley, Regina Rogers, Joffa Wubbena, Kelsey Griffis, Rashana Lynn, Leesa Stafford, Jennie horvath, Brooke Herrada, and Bridget Cook

Thank you to all of our volunteers for all of the hours of hard work, organizing, shopping, distributing, sacking, and so much more.  We could not make this happen without each of them and their selflessness in giving so much of their time.

2016 Sponsors:

Apple of my Eye – $4000 and above
Wimberley Lion’s Club
Wimberley Civic Club

Teacher’s Pet – $2000 – $3999
Rotary Club of Wimberley
Ozona Bank of Wimberley

A+ – $1000 – $1999
HEB Wimberley
Seton Medical Center Hays
St. Vincent De Paul of St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Wimberley Christian Church
Wimberley Ace Hardware

Star Student $500 – $999
Chapel in the Hills Women’s Guild
First Baptist Church of Wimberley
Wimberley Presbyterian Church
Cypress Creek Church
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Wimberley UMC
Unity Church of Wimberley

Honor Roll – $100 – $499
Dehart Family Trust
Demasters Daniel Insurance
Locktite Storage
Texas Medical Plans
Agape Sunday School Class Wimberley UMC
Faith Meets Life Sunday School Class Wimberley UMC
Carlene and Marvin Wold
Bobby and Tonda Frady
Judy Navarro
Ross Department Stores