BACK-TO-SCHOOL PREPARATIONS

Heartland BacktoSchool

Incoming Benjamin Logan kindergartner Nina Nease, 5, right, takes a taste of a snow cone Friday, alongside her cousin, C.J. Snyder, also 5 and a soon-to-be Bellefontaine Elementary kindergartner, accompanied by C.J.’s mother, Leanna, during Heartland of Bellefontaine’s Back-to-School Kidz Palooza. Festivities were moved indoors at the 221 N. School St. building because of Friday afternoon’s storms, but students who attended still were able to pick from among 300 backpacks filled with school supplies donated by the nursing and rehabilitation facility’s department heads. A raffle with school-related prizes was offered through Aler Stallings, Golden Reserve and the Logan County Health District, and local dental offices Bellefontaine Dental and Logan Dental Care donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for the participants. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)