When River Ball and Noah Ball go back to school in Granby later this month, they will have some new school supplies.

When River Ball and Noah Ball go back to school in Granby later this month, they will have some new school supplies.
On Saturday, more than 750 Newton and McDonald county students in the school systems attended the We Care Fair held at Abundant Life Church, Neosho. This was the fair's ninth year.
"I think that it (fair) is great, it helps everybody around all over," said Jesstine Ball, grandmother of River and Noah Ball. "We are on a fixed income (and this helps us)."
Held from 8 to 11 a.m., the students from preschool to 12th grade had the opportunity to get school supplies, backpacks, a pair of blue jeans, health screenings, socks, and even a haircut. There were also various vendors and booths set up for food or water.
"I am pretty excited for school to start," said River.
Noah added, "my favorite class is P.E. because you get to play games especially dodge  ball."
This was Jacqulyn Engie's third time to the fair. She was on hand with three of her four children.
"It is a big blessing," said Engie. "It definitely saves us a lot on cash because this time of the year it is really expensive, we have four going this year, all of our kids are now going. I would say probably at least $800 total. Just their clothes last year was more than $500. (without this fair and the help), it  would be a struggle."