BacktoSchoolBashHickory – The annual Back to School Bash is returning to Stanford Park on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Highland Recreation Center, along with Modern Nissan of Hickory, Lowes Foods, Catawba Family Care, and Carolina Ear Nose and Throat for a day full of fun, food, and activities. New to this year’s bash are free health screenings, including vision, dental, and hearing.

There will also be bounce houses, train rides, face painting, free school resources, and filled backpacks. The event will take place rain or shine.  This is a great opportunity for children to have some fun and also collect necessary school supplies.

Backpacks are limited to the first 300 youth in attendance. Also, the health screenings are a general assessment and will not count towards a child’s sports physical.

Highland Recreation Center is located at 1451 8th Street Drive NE. For more information on this program, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Kyle Mishler at (828) 261-2259 or email