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Edmonson hosts eighth annual Fun Day Book Bag Giveaway and Health Fair at Olinda Park

Miami Times staff report | 8/21/2014, noon
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson helped 2,000 children get ready for the new school year at her 8th annual ...
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson helps hand out new backpacks to schoolchildren at her annual back-to-school event. Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County photographer

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson helped 2,000 children get ready for the new school year at her 8th annual Fun Day Book Bag Giveaway & Health and Info Fair on Aug. 9 at Olinda Park.

Children received brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies while they and their families enjoyed a fun day of face painting, raffles, free haircuts, dance contests and bounce houses. The event also featured a free food distribution by Farm Share and a SunPass giveaway by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. Several County departments also participated by providing information about government resources and services.