By Dave Warner

Last Thursday, Benton Hall students had a chance to listen to music, get a haircut, and be involved in several other activities in Ward Park before the opening of school.

Principal Joe Long stated, “This is awesome that the kids can come out with their families on a beautiful day before school starts and get things they need. I love it.”

Connected Community  Schools, System of Care, and ICAN sponsored the event.

“It gets the kids ready – like a precursor to returning to school. They are ready, but they don’t know it, but it gets me ready, too. Being in school without kids is not school. Now I’m psyched up,” he said.