According to the National Retail Federation, the cost of school supplies are up 24 percent over the past two years. Families plan to spend $890 on back-to-school items this year.
To ease the burden on families, Hawaiian Falls Mansfield is hosting a back-to-school supply drive benefiting local organizations who will distribute items to families in need. Hawaiian Falls Mansfield is accepting school supplies for the Mansfield ISD Clothes Closet.
Guests can donate five school supplies to get a $10 day pass (regularly $30.99) good thru Aug. 27. Kids age 2 and younger are always free.
To receive the $10 admission, guests must donate a minimum of five of the following items for each discounted ticket:
• One-inch binders
• Block erasers
• 24-count crayons
• Colored pencils
• Composition books
• 8-tab dividers
• Glue bottles
• Index cards (100-count)
• Pencil pouches
• Pencil sharpeners
• Markers (10-count)
• Scientific calculators
• Manila paper (9x12, 100-count or less)
• Safety scissor
• Notebook paper (wide-ruled, 100-count)
• 1-subject spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
• Folders (with pockets and brads)
• Construction paper (9x12, 100 count or less)
Aug. 11 is the last day of daily operations for Summer 2023. Starting Aug. 12, the park will open weekends only through Sept. 10. Get more info at www.hfalls.com.
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