Killeen: PTA council hosts vendor fair, looking to increase awareness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Students and parents were able to attend a one-stop-shop Sunday thanks to the Killeen ISD Council of PTA's.

The council held a vendor fair with food, local businesses and information for students on scholarships and jobs.

"It's not just about the fundraising anymore. It really is about building programs to bridge the gap between the parents, the teachers and the students," said Trina Thompson, the first vice-president of Killeen ISD's Council of PTA's.

From learning how to fill out a FASFA form to information for parents, everything was at the vendor fair.

"We wanted to make sure we had things that weren't just to help raise money, but to raise awareness. But also again, the goal of knowing about PTA," President Robyn Robinson said.

But, there is still a need for more parent involvement across the district at every level.

"Volunteering. You know, volunteering is a really hard thing to get some people to come out and do," Thompson said.

Whether you join a PTA or not, these parents say just by being involved makes a difference.

"Showing you care about your child's school gives them the courage to care about their school as well," Robinson added.