Bookbags with supplies to be given out at Warner Robins back-to-school event

Bookbags full of school supplies will be given away Saturday at a back-to-school event at Memorial Park in Warner Robins.

The free event, put on by the Warner Robins Masonic Lodge No. 207, Prince Hall Affiliate, will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature school supplies, bounce houses, a dunking booth and food.

“It’s basically a family fun day,” said Sherdan Crawley, a member of the lodge.

The lodge puts on the annual event as a way to give back to the community. Last year, about 300 people came out, he said.

There are 144 bookbags available this year, he said. The first day of school for Houston County students is Wednesday.