Little Rock, Arkansas -
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Clinton Presidential Center celebrates back-to-school and President Clinton’s birthday this weekend.
The Clinton Foundation is hosting a Head of the Class Bash on Saturday, Aug. 16. The first 1,000 children to arrive will receive a backpack filled with free school supplies.
In addition, children can participate in free activities, as well as receive coupons for free haircuts and free immunizations from the Arkansas Health Department.
Because the celebration also marks Clinton’s birthday, it will be a free admission day.
There will also be cupcakes prepared by the center’s on-site restaurant, Forty Two, and the first 100 visitors can take home a world-famous Hope watermelon.
Story by: Bahija Belmabrouk, visiting journalist. She is a professional reporter studying for her master’s degree in Investigative Journalism at the Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI). She has worked as a reporter for the national news agency ‘TAP’ since 2002 where she covers domestic and International news. Last year, she won the prize awarded by the alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies for the best article written in 2012/2013. She attended training focused on investigative journalism in Tunisia and Jordan organized by OCCRP, ARIJ, Deutsche Welle Akademie and IPSI. Her latest investigative stories were about "illegal immigration" and the health effects of economic bulbs. She speaks Arabic, French and English.