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The annual EDGEfest Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). This year’s event will look and feel quite different from years past since COVID-19 social distancing requirements remain in place. For the first time, the event will be drive up only. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to pass out filled backpacks to families as they remain in their vehicles.

The event will begin at 9:00 AM and will last until approximately 1:00 PM. This is the most important event of our EdgeFest event series as we strive to give away 500+ backpacks loaded with school supplies to our local students. Backpacks are given away on a first come, first served basis. Our local students have been through so much change during the pandemic, we hope that the distribution of backpacks and supplies will help restore some sense of normalcy as they face the upcoming school year and whatever challenges it may bring.

It takes the support of our entire community to ensure our local students get back to school on the right foot. If your business, civic group, club, church or family is interested in getting involved or for more information, please call 424-2400 x1340 or email

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