Free State Back-to-School Jubilee Scheduled


Mark your calendar and save the date for the 3rd Annual Free State Back to School Jubilee will be held on Saturday August 12 th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will offer something for the whole family. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Child Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County have joined together to provide all the families of Van Zandt County with a free family fun day. The Jubilee will be held in the Canton Civic Center just off Hwy 64. Look for the big yellow banners.

The event will provide free backpacks and school supplies, free haircuts, physicals, and immunizations. In addition, there will be carnival games, including three bounce houses, an indoor shooting gallery and much more. In addition to all these fun activities there will be educational opportunities to learn about gardening and recycling projects presented by the Free State Master Gardeners Association.

4-H projects will be spotlighted during the event on the mainstage. New this year will be booths that provide free information on services for families. And for all you anglers we will also be having a casting/pitching contest with the assistance of one of our High School Fishing teams.

Signups for the Food Preservation/Canning Contest and the Salsa Contest will begin receiving entries at 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The Corn Hole sign up begins 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by the Homemade Ice Cream contest sign up beginning at noon until 1:00 p.m. Judging of all events will follow their respective sign up times.

Cash prizes will be given in each of the competitive contest. Entry forms and rules are available at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office 235 East Groves St in Canton. 

For more information contact or call 903/567-4149.

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