ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - It’s almost time for the 2019-20 school year to begin.
With students across Southwest Georgia returning to school within the next few weeks, school supplies are a must on the list.
WALB has complied a list of school bashes and drives to help young scholars get prepared for the classroom:
- Back to School Bash on Aug. 10. Located at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 2461 West Gordon Ave. from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free bookbags and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last. There will also be food and games.
- Back to School Giveaway Vendor Special on August 31. Located at Agape Event Center at 3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Free school supplies, free food and drinks and raffle prizes.
- 4th Annual Motivational and Inspirational Summer Jam on July 25. Located at Albany High School at 801 W. Residence Ave. Food served from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. $8 for adults and $5 for ages 5-17. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sowing Into Our Youth: Back to School Event on July 27. Held at Harvest Kingdom Jubilee Ministries at 801 Swift St. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free school supplies, food and door prizes.
- Back to School Event on July 28. Located at Ebenezer Christian Center at 2325 S. Madison Street at 10 a.m. School supply give-a-way Wear school colors or Greek paraphernalia.
- Fill the Bus School Supply Drive. Located at Bainbridge Public Safety at 510 E. Louise St. Receiving donations through Aug. 6 on Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Donated school supplies needed. You can call to get donations picked up at (229) 248-2038.
- Back to School Supply Give-a-way on July 27. Located at Calhoun County High School Gym from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free supplies. Parents must attend in order to receive school supplies.
- 10th annual Back to School Bash on July 26. Located at the Central Square Complex at 200 S. Madison Ave. from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Free school supplies (limit three bags per family), Free haircuts, hot dogs and water provided. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Back to School Supply Drive. Located the Raceway at 1301 N. Veterans Parkway. Receiving donations through Aug. 1. For every dollar or donation, you receive a raffle ticket. Prizes include a TV, free gas and more. The drive is Aug. 3 from 3-5 p.m.
- Back to School Event on July 31. Located at 104 Hamilton Circle from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.. School supply and backpack giveaway, resources, and entertainment. For more information, contact Mary Russell at (229) 206-3335.
- Back to School Bash on July 27. Located at in Pitts at 141 7th Ave. West at 11 a.m. Fellowship, free food, free backpacks and haircuts.
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