We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students.
Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area.
While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames and actively work to fully contain the Junction Fire, we have a chance to take a moment and revel in all these fresh young faces and to welcome every student, teacher, staff and parent back to school!
Okay, so maybe school only lasted one day for some kids, but we know this is just the beginning of a great school year. If we missed your photo or you haven’t sent one in yet – it’s not too late. Please post and we will repost! In the meantime, get ready, here come the kids!
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