26 AugEast Boston Main Streets (EBMS) announces 14thannual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade

On Friday, September 5, 2014 East Boston Main Streets will hold the 14th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade at 10:30 am at Central Squarein East Boston.


East Boston, MA 24-August-2014 East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with the East Boston Social Center, EBYMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston Police, and the MBTA will host the 14th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten parade. With the help of many groups and individuals and the generosity of local merchants every child in East Boston who is entering kindergarten will receive school supplies, a brand new backpack, and enjoy a festive day designed to provide a positive experience as they begin their formal education. This year’s Parade is scheduled for Friday, September 5th at 10:30 am.  Anywhere from 300 to 500 kindergarten-age children will gather at Central Square in East Boston with their parents, guardians, and volunteers from the various local early-education centers.Before the children step off the curb, East Boston Main Streets will announce a $5,000 college scholarship in the form of a 529 college savings bond generously provided by Airmall Boston.  This scholarship will be tied to impeccable class attendance during the school year and will be awarded to one East Boston kindergartener at the end of the 2014/15 academic year.

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