(WTVM) - Kids and parents are gearing up for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
With the new school year swiftly approaching, many individuals and organizations will host back to school events and giveaways to prepare students for their return.
Below are back to school events that are set to take place near and throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.
Amerigroup Community Care & Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church partnered to host the Back to School Bash. The event is Friday, July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Macedonia Baptist Church in Lagrange. There will be free school supplies, entertainment, games, and activities.
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley's Stuff the Bus Collection Day is Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peachtree Mall in Columbus. School supplies will be collected to stuff backpacks to be given to students in need.
Back-to-school Brigade distribution event will be held July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Fort Benning. Operation Homefront is honored to provide school supplies to military families. This event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children. Click here to learn more and to register for this event.
Majorglow Entertainment will host its Back 2 School Giveaway 2k17 July 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Smiths Station Sports Complex in Smiths Station, AL. The event will also include free food, activities, and special guest, Mayor Bubba Copeland.
Amerigroup Community Care & Chattahoochee County Family Connection presents Back to School Bash Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roscoe Robinson Recreation Center in Cusseta. Guests can look forward to free school supplies, health screenings, games, and entertainment.
Columbus Technical College's annual Back 2 School Bash is Wednesday, August 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will be held in the Carl Patrick Hall building and courtyard. Guests can expect food, fun, live music, games, and school supplies for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Operation Homefront will provide school supplies to military families at Fort Benning's Back-to-School Brigade Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children who will be in Kindergarten through 12 grade this upcoming school year. Identification of all children will be required. Register here.
The Ridgon Park Back 2 School Bash is Saturday, July 29 from noon to 6 p.m. The first 200 kids will receive book bags with school supplies. Attendees can expect food, drinks, and a live DJ. Entertainment includes an arcade truck, bounce houses, laser tag, face painting, and glitter tattoos.
If you know of any other back to school events, email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.