DECATUR, Ill. – To celebrate the upcoming academic year, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, in partnership with Sista Girls and Friends and West Side New Creations, will be hosting a Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Illinois, 55S Country Club Road in Decatur.

“As a parent and a former educator, I know how exciting and busy the back to school season can be,” Scherer said. “This one-stop-shop event will be fun for students while also connecting them to the resources they need to succeed at school.”

Free backpacks will be available for the first 100 participants. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy dinner, playtime for children, free hygiene kits and hair styling for all hair types. This event is free and open to the public.

“Whether it’s through our Back to School Bash or legislation from Springfield, I will always work to make sure our students are cared for and supported at school,” said Scherer. “I encourage all families to come out and enjoy this free event with their children.”

Education is a cornerstone of Scherer’s legislative agenda. This past session, she passed a budget that increases evidence-based education funding by $350 million and invests millions in special and early childhood education.

Scherer represents areas of Sangamon, Macon and Christian counties. For more information, please contact her full time constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or

Rep. Sue SchererRep. Sue Scherer

96th District

Springfield Office:
E-2 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-0353
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District Office:
1301 E. Mound Rd.
Suite 270
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-9636
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