Back To School Fair 2015

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Suncoast Credit Union 8th Annual Back to School Fair a Huge Success!

2015 was a record breaking year for the Suncoast Credit Union 8th Annual Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza! Over eight thousand Bay Area families, from parents and teens all the way to tots arrived early to be one of the first 500 kids to receive a backpack full of goodies from Suncoast Credit Union.

From there, event guests got all of the best information to start the school year right from over 70 vendors. Fruttare®, a delicious line of frozen fruit bars, hosted the Fruttare Fruit Farm. Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine Founder and Editorial Director Angela Ardolino partnered with Fruttare and demoed how to make Fruity Iconic Tampa Minarets. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital held their Safety Stop where families had the opportunity to purchase low cost safety products and learn how to keep the whole family healthy amid the back to school germs.

Parents learned about all of the best technology to help the kids succeed this school year, and techie teens and tweens and even toddlers enjoyed learning about and playing with robots with America’s largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless. The excitement revved up at the Mix 100.7 nonstop entertainment stage. Families got to rock out with the music from School of Rock, learned how to reduce injuries from Florida Orthopedic Institute, saw mad scientists perform experiments from MOSI, watched the students of the Patel Conservatory perform, and more.

Families also got to enjoy the world class dining options and stores at WestShore Plaza. Best of all, they got to shop all day tax free as part of Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday.

This year’s event would not have been possible without the Event Presenting Sponsor,Suncoast Credit Union. As a supporter of many different initiatives, outreach programs and charitable organizations, Suncoast Credit Union prides itself on being an active and responsible member of the Tampa Bay community.

Presenting Partners for the Suncoast Credit Union 8th Annual Back to School Fair were Tampa Bay Parenting, Westshore Plaza, Fruttare, the Florida Orthopedic Institute and the America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless.

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For information on Exhibits and Sponsorships, please contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email today!



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