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BRIEF: Back 2 School Kickoff and backpack giveaway scheduled for Saturday

August 19, 2014

By Natalie Gross, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas

Aug. 19--Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave., and Lubbock County Voices Coalition/Starcare will be hosting their 5th Annual Back 2 School Kickoff and Zero Alcohol Youth Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will enjoy hot dogs sponsored by Sonic Drive-In, live music, giveaways, information booths and backpacks with school supplies for the kids. The event is free, and all ages are welcome to join in the fun.

Amerigroup donated 1,000 backpacks for the event, and other local businesses and organizations contributed school supplies. Backpacks will be given away to children and youth in grades K-12. Children must be present to claim their backpack.


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