KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 14, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy families can celebrate back to school and give back today at the Central Green Park's Back to School Glow Party. Students from kinder to teens can enjoy free family fun. Bring school supplies to donate.
Photo courtesy: WFDD Central Green Park.
Back to School Glow Party TONIGHT
Get ready to welcome a bright new academic year at tonight’s Back to School Glow Party at Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green Park. The festivities start tonight, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Katy Christian Ministries Accepting Donations
While the evening is a time for the community to connect and have fun, it is also a time to serve.
“The face of those in need is that of your neighbor or child’s best friend,” says Yvonne Arceneaux, Willow Fork Drainage District’s Park Director. “During the past financially difficult year for many, it is important to give hope and help to our friends in the community.”
The WFDD Central Green Park's 3rd annual Back to School event will benefit local families. Katy Christian Ministries will be accepting donations of new teddy bears, throw blankets, underwear and clothes for students of all ages.
“This is also an opportunity to get young children excited about school and experience culture,” says Arceneaux. “School offers learning and arts and inspiration is sparked daily on Central Green.”
The park located in LaCenterra (23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.) will celebrate by offering two parties in one. There will be a teen and college area and then kindergarten and up. Both will be family friendly.
Families can enjoy giveaways, vendor booths, and fun on both sides of the party. Look out for the stilt walkers and “Baby Yoda.” Of course, there will be music! Enjoy live music including a performance by Mark Simmons.
A Park Known for Music
Central Green Park has launched 11 professional music careers. One of the entertainers tonight will be a 9-year-old violinist, Eric Jia.
Later this month, they will host a Lee Greenwood concert.
Social distancing will be encouraged and practiced.
“The event also allows us to celebrate and enjoy the great things in life giving us a much-needed break from the difficulties in life,” says Arceneaux. “We can recharge and put our best selves forward.”
Many Katy subdivisions have back to school events planned. Some, like the event in Nottingham Country, have canceled due to rising COVID concerns. Always check events for updates.