NAACP Backpack giveaway and Harrington School Open House
For the past several years, the Albion branch NAACP has hosted a Back to School – Stay in School Backpack giveaway event for students attending Albion Public Schools.
2016 was different as the former Albion Public Schools is now a part of Marshall Public Schools. Harrington School had been closed for almost three years and this year was able to reopen due to the annexation.
The Education committee of Albion NAACP coordinated their annual event with the open house for Harrington School, which happened in August 2016.
The event was a major success, with an estimated 300 backpacks given away. There were several other organizations at the event also, who provided free information and giveaways regarding health, volunteer opportunities, academic support, and resources for students and their families.
To help with the efforts of Albion’s NAACP – Visit the the Albion NAACP facebook page and see their contact information on that page.
At the Harrington School Open House, on the same day as the backpack giveaway, there was a special flag raising ceremony by the Albion American Legion. There was a very good turnout with hundred of people coming to see the newly refurbished Harrington School.