2019 Back-to-school events, supply drives

Bowie Gives Back is asking for donations of school supplies to ensure no students start the...
Bowie Gives Back is asking for donations of school supplies to ensure no students start the school year unprepared. (Source: Pixabay)
Updated: Jul. 25, 2019 at 3:29 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The first day of school is upon families in the Baton Rouge area. Here’s a running list of back to school events to help parents prepare their children for the upcoming school year.

Note: Events are arranged by location, then by date, with the soonest at the top.

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 3rd annual back to school giveaway Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Wag Center, located at 1201 Maginnis St. in Donaldsonville. School supplies will be given away to children accompanied by adults. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Click here for more, or call 225-485-3615.

TUG-OF-WAR CHAMPIONSHIP AND BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA - The Annual Tug-of-War Championship and Back to School Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Family and Youth Service Center, located at 1120 Government St., from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Four teams will compete, but there will only be one winner! The Baton Rouge Fire Department held the title for three consecutive years, but then the Baton Rouge Police Department was able to triumph. Could the sheriff’s office or the DA’s office steal the throne this year, or will BRFD make a comeback? The Tug-of-War Championship begins at 9 a.m.

HIS & HERS GROOMING BAR BACK TO SCHOOL BASH - Bryan Darby, a local barber and owner of His & Hers Grooming Bar, is hosting a back to school bash Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12 p.m. The event will be held at the barbershop, located at 3550 Monterrey Blvd. The event will feature free food and giveaways, plus music, games, prize and drawings, free school supplies, activities, and more.

STAGE PARTNERS WITH NO KID HUNGRY - The Stage community of stores is partnering with No Kid Hungry to ensure children have access to the nutrition they need through programs in their schools and communities such as school breakfast and summer meals. This July, in time for back-to-school season, Stage’s Community Counts program is giving guests the opportunity to support No Kid Hungry through purchasing food-themed lunch totes, water bottles, and drawstring packs that feature unique characters and fun sayings kids will love and parents will approve. Stage stores will donate 50% of the retail sales of each item sold to No Kid Hungry, which will fund efforts to provide meals to children in need. Stage also will donate a dollar for each social media post mentioning #fuelkidsfutures and invites guests to share favorite meals that fuel their day or their child’s day. With as little as $5, No Kid Hungry can provide up to 50 meals for a child. Click here for more information and to find a Stage store near you.

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