This year’s Back to School by Way of the Pool Party, sponsored by the Barnesville Title I Department and the PTA, was a huge success.  Title I Coordinator Lisa Gallagher would like to thank the following organizations for handing out school supplies and information at this event: Barnesville Vision Center, Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, Barnesville Health Care Center, Belmont County 4-H Clubs, Destination Imagination, Ohio Hills Health Services, Barnesville Nursery School, Barnesville Pre School, First Christian Church, Barnesville Mothers’ Club, Barnesville Police Department, Barnesville Area Youth Soccer and Girl Scouts.  She would also like to thank the Barnesville Community Foundation, Bob’s Drive Thru, Wendy’s, the Barnesville Summer Swim Team and the PTA for their generous donations.
 “This event could not happen without the community’s support,” Gallagher said.  What a great way to welcome students back to school.”  
After collecting school supplies and materials in their drawstring backpacks, students swam to the music of Shamrock Entertainment.  Refreshments included hot dogs and punch.