There will be a Back-to-School Block Party at Staunton River Memorial Library, 500 Washington Street, Altavista, on Friday, Aug.16, 4-8 p.m. 

The whole community is invited to celebrate the first week of school! Altavista On Track has partnered with the Campbell County Public Library, to host Balloon Dude Travis, face painting, sidewalk chalk, and music. 

Food trucks will be available! 

Feel free to bring extra school supplies that will be donated to Altavista area schools. This program is partnered with the library’s annual Milk & Cookies event. Take pictures with their backdrop and dunk some cookies in milk.

For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.