Vendors are being sought for an exciting, free community event, “Back to School Bash”, presented by the Lincoln County Robotics and Lincoln County High School Marching Band programs.

The event is set for Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lincoln County High School.

A panoply of activities is planned as a fundraiser to support the growing Lincoln County Robotics Teams and LCHS Marching Band. In addition to food trucks, craft booths and other types of vendors, there will be a live auction from 4 until 5 p.m. in the auditorium, performances and Crane Books will host a library book fair. There will be community displays, including fire departments, law enforcement and others, and a performance by a  professional band, “Rogue Decision”, featuring classic rock and originals, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Vendors may rent a booth for $50, which will be approximately 8x10 feet in size. All food vendors must set up outside of the school in the front parking lot and will donate a percentage of their sales to LC Robotics and LCHS Band.

All school clubs, teams and parent-teacher organizations are invited to sell T-shirts and other school swag at their booths. There is no booth charge for school groups.

The stage in the auditorium will have open slots between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for singing, dancing or skits, and the Commons Area will be available for Robotics Teams or other groups for demonstrations.

Booth reservations are being taken now through June 30, and donations of items for the live auction are also needed. Email Marty LeBlanc at mleblanc@lcdoe.org or call 334-796-1672

Lincoln County Schools Robotics currently has five teams and hopes to add VEX to their competition teams in the 2019-2020 school year.

 “We will be providing over 60 team members, fifth through 12th grade, with the opportunity to learn and develop many new skills through robotics,” said LeBlanc, Lincoln County Robotics coach.

“Our teams also do outreach programs throughout the community and impact all of our county schools. Students will have an opportunity to travel to competitions in and around Tennessee and Alabama, depending on sponsorship. Our program needs to raise more than $15,000 dollars to support this goal,” wrote LeBlanc in a letter to patrons.

“We are hoping to start an annual event to help fund some fantastic programs in our schools!” said LeBlanc.

 LCHS’s band program will have doubled to nearly 100 members as of this fall, and with a growing program, the band has growing needs.  

“The county and community have stepped on multiple occasions in the past three years since I have been here and made contributions to help aid in the rapid growth in this program,” said Johnathan Johnson, band director.

 “Currently, we need better instruments and various supplies, but some of our biggest needs include a sound system, larger equipment trailers and additional band uniforms. The hope is to raise enough money to help fund or offset the cost of one of the items that will have to be purchased this year,” Johnson said.