VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A late summer staple returned in Vincennes on Sunday.

“Party at the Pavilion” is a one stop shop for kids to get everything they need before they head back to school. The main focus is the free haircuts. Emily Yetka is the founder of this event and explains why this aspect is just as important as the supplies.

“They feel really good. It fulfills self-esteem as well. It’s not just about that you have the things that you need. You feel good about yourself as you start to get ready to go to school.”

This event was also an opportunity for local businesses to market themselves. The Family Health Center took full advantage of this opportunity.

Cher Wehrman is the public relations manager and describes the services they can provide to these families.

“It’s a great opportunity to reach out to many members of our community who may be in need of a primary health care provider or behavioral health care. It’s a kids-based event so it’s a great time to try and reach out to parents and help them get the services they need for their kiddos,” she said.

In the eyes of the founders of this event only one thing matters– the happiness of the children involved.

“The kids just have this huge smile on their faces. It’s so adorable and they just feel good and happy. You’ll see they just kind of jump around. It warms my heart to see the kids like that. Something that seems very small, a haircut, makes a huge difference for them,” Yetka said.

North Knox and South Knox County School Corporations will be back in class this Tuesday, August 8th.