Volunteers will distribute more than 680 back-to-school backpacks to Pike County, Mo., school-age children on Saturday at the 9th Annual Back-to-School Fair.
The annual event, which is hosted by the Pike County Community Care Partnership, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Pike County Fairgrounds near Vera. Attendees at the event are encouraged to park near the main gate of the fairgrounds and then enter the fairgrounds through the main gate.
When attendees arrive, each school-age child will receive a punch card that must be completed prior to receiving their backpack.
Back-to-school fair chairperson Kathie Branstetter told the Times in an interview that attendees at this year’s back-to-school fair will be able to visit with 22 booths staffed by volunteer organizations.
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