Back to School Bash and Giveaway in LaGrange canceled due to weather
LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - The countdown is on for Georgia students as they are about a week away from heading back to the classroom in some districts. For that reason, a non-profit in LaGrange is preparing to send Troup County students off to school with one of the biggest back-to-school bashes to date.
The organization is called Pay It Forward 2k15. Their goal is to provide resources to people throughout under-served communities.
The organization’s Back to School Bash and Giveaway is something you don’t want to miss. They’re giving away close to 1,000 backpacks and free school supplies. In addition, there will be free food, snow cones, face painting and more. One organizer said the event is a great way to set the tone for students this school year. Saying the collaboration with several area organizations and businesses helps give the event a much larger community reach.
“We figured that instead of us having separate giveaways, throughout the city on different dates and times, that we would just out on one big charge and make it a bigger initiative, said Pay It Forward 2K15 Executive Director Melissa Neal.
The Back to School Bash and Giveaway is set for Saturday, July 30, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastside Park at 240 Niles Street in LaGrange.
Neal told News Leader 9 that they still need volunteers for the event. She said she would sign off for students and others that need volunteer hours.
For more information on the Back to School Bash and Giveaway or volunteer, you can call 470-970-9275.
UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO A HIGH CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME.
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