WARNER ROBINS -- A back-to-school bash drew thousands of people to McConnell-Talbert Stadium on Friday morning.
Organizers handed out more than 2,000 backpacks to students, who were able to get free haircuts. Refreshments also were served.
There are more planned back-to-school bashes. Among them:
2-4 p.m. July 28, Forthill Park on Eastview Avenue; 2-4 p.m. July 29, Village Green Park on Edwina Drive; 2-4 p.m. July 30, Williams Elementary School at 325 Pursley St. Back-to-School Jamborees next week, sponsored by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section, will include free food and school supplies and games. McGruff the Crime Dog and Eddie Eagle will welcome the children. For more information, call 478-803-2701 or 478-803-2702.
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4-7 p.m. July 29, Hutchings College and Career Academy, Riverside Drive. The event will offer health screenings for students and parents, refreshments and inflatable rides for students.
At 8 a.m. July 31, The Mentors Project will distribute school supplies at Ballard-Hudson Middle School, Bloomfield Middle School and Miller Middle School (first come, first served).
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2, Chick-fil-A on Bloomfield Road. It will include school supply giveaways, goodie bags, face painting, games, an ice cream bar, a “moon bounce” and live music by Sufficient Grace.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Canes Cheerleader, Car and Bike Show/Swap Meet at Rutland High School on Skipper Road. Call 912-287-1028 for more information.