Shops at Merrick Park To Host Drive-Thru Back To School Celebration Saturday (Aug. 8)

Shops at Merrick Park, in conjunction with Miami Kids Magazine, will welcome students back to the 2020-2021 school year with a Drive-Through Back to School Celebration taking place Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Shops at Merrick Park, located at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue Coral Gables. This year’s event will feature guest of honor School Board Director Dr. Larry Feldman, and Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, Alberto Carvalho, who will deliver brief remarks about what students and parents can expect when returning to school this August.

Pivoting this year to a drive-through only experience to ensure that health and safety measures are top priority, the celebration is designed to motivate and inspire children as they prepare to go back to school this year and event highlights include: The first 100 cars will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, goodies and healthy snacks by Bakerly (note that backpacks will only be handed out to attendees in cars that are wearing face masks).

Each car will receive one raffle ticket and will be entered to win a variety of prizes including: Zoo Miami memberships, tickets to Legoland, Pottery Barn backpacks, and lunchboxes, baskets will school supplies and much, much more!

Florida Heiken Vision will be offering free vision screening for kids by appointment-only and those interested can register to call at 305-856-9830.

Onsite entertainment by Safari Sam who will be singing and dancing with Sharky the Miami Kids Magazine mascot, as attendees drive by in their cars or for patrons who are enjoying al fresco dining at Shops at Merrick Park garden-level restaurants including Brasserie Central, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, SAWA Sea Grill, Villagio Restaurant and Yard House.

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