The Elba community celebrates the importance of education by throwing a "Back To School Bash".
The event included Elba native Ronald McKinnon, a former NFL player with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. Organizers gave out school supplies and barbeque plates. There was also a water dunking booth, motivational speakers and gospel singing.
"It's always good to give back. It's always good to come to your hometown and share some knowledge and common things that helps out the kids," said McKinnon.
Today's bash also included a health fair for community members as well.