Did you know Riverbender.com is free for you thanks to our awesome advertisers? We noticed you're using an ad block software. Help us spread the word and give our sponsors some exposure by disabling your ad blocking service for Riverbender.com.
The James Killion Park in Alton will be home to the Alton NAACP Back to School/Stay in School event on Saturday. The event will offer free backpacks and school supplies to nearly 1,000 kids in grades K-12 with free bus transportation also provided, as well as a picnic lunch.
The Alton School District is supporting the effort and Assistant Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner tells The Big Z the Alton NAACP is a great community partner:
Click for comment here
As for the activities, there will be free dental screenings, the Alton Fire Department Smokehouse, the 618 Group, Alton Steppers and a few guest speakers. The event runs from 10am to Noon and students must be in attendance in order to receive the free school supplies.