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Where teachers, parents can get free back-to-school supplies

Children grab free backpacks during the 2013 Back-to-School Bash at Cam Campbell Homes in Warner Robins.
Children grab free backpacks during the 2013 Back-to-School Bash at Cam Campbell Homes in Warner Robins. jvorhees@macon.com

Area school districts and communities are helping teachers, students and parents get ready for the new year.

▪  With a valid school ID, teachers in Macon and the surrounding area can snag freebies at Kroger’s Teacher Supplies Giveaway. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilson Convention Center, 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon.

▪  Jones County’s Back-to-School Carnival is 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Gray Elementary, 365 Georgia 18. There will be free health screenings, immunizations and school supplies.

▪  Houston County’s Back2School Bash is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Watson Primary School, 61 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Warner Robins. There will free haircuts (until 2 p.m.), food, balloon bounce inflatables and information booths, and 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea

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