Hundreds of local children and families turned out for health screenings and back-to-school supplies this past week at a community event sponsored by state Senator Iris Y. Martinez.
"What Senator Martinez does for the community by putting this fair together is great," said volunteer Alicia Olbera. "People are able to get services to prepare their children to go back to school that may not be able to afford otherwise."
Martinez’s event served as one-stop shopping for families preparing for the start of the school year. Students could get physicals, immunizations, apply for health insurance and receive school supplies.