Back to school giveaway on Saturday

Organizers of a new beauty pageant are giving away free school supplies to the first 150 students who show up at Airport Park on Saturday.

“It’s for students who need them the most, but parents are welcome to bring any child along who needs supplies,” said Katrina Ebanks, organizer of the event and director of the Cayman Islands Imperial Beauties Scholarship Pageant.

A parent must be present with a child to receive supplies, which will be given away at the park’s Hut #4 from noon to 3 p.m.

Ms. Ebanks’s team procured sponsorship in the community for the back-to-school initiative. It was the pageant’s first fundraiser.

The pageant, in its inaugural year, aims to reward category winners with local educational scholarships. The first pageant – for girls and women ages 4 and older – is set to take place in April 2016.