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Kids' backpacks

| Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Kids' backpacks

The Highlands School District would like to recognize the Allegheny Valley Salvation Army unit in Brackenridge for hosting the “Back to School Bash” on Aug. 10.

The event provided backpacks and school supplies in an effort to ensure every student is prepared for the beginning of the school year. This event provided about 400 needy students with items they are required to bring to school.

The Salvation Army had lots of help too. UnitedHealthcare provided free backpacks. Other Salvation Army partners offered free haircuts, eye exams and dental exams. The local police, firemen from the Highlands Hose VFD and Emergency Services met with kids and parents, showed off their equipment and provided safety reports and tips. Families attending this event also were treated to food, demonstrations from C.S. Kim Karate and other entertainment, all at no fee.

This is the fifth year the Salvation Army hosted this event in memory of Paul Field, a local resident who gave children in the neighborhood school supplies.

Many thanks from Highlands to the Salvation Army for hosting this fantastic event and for supporting students in achieving academic success.

Misty Chybrzynski


The writer is the public relations manager for the Highlands School District.

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