The children of Anniston enjoy a day full of singing, dancing, games, rides, and a day camp to get them fired up for a good school year. Today, at the Carver Community Center, actor, director, and producer Carl Anthony Payne, best known for his work as Cockroach on “The Cosby Show” and Cole on “Martin” was the motivational speaker and talent judge for the Back To School Blast. Payne says his presence at today’s celebration is all about giving back. ) Ward 3 councilman, Seyram Selase, says that Payne was eager to participate in today’s event because of the educational message. And Selase adds that the city appreciates his willingness to support such an event. Today’s Back to School Blast was sponsored by The City of Anniston, the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Anniston Housing Authority.


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