Organizations Giving Away School Supplies at Kidsfest

AMARILLO - Parents and kids probably have different opinions about going back to school, but organizations around Amarillo are helping everyone get back on the right foot.

School is almost in session, but before the bell rings for the first time later this year, local businesses are helping parents, their kids, and teachers too.

Kidsfest is happening again Saturday, July 22.

Chairperson Terry Price said they have 5,000 backpacks and almost $30,000 of supplies to give away.

Price said, "There's food, there's water, there's snacks, there's balloons, there's bounce houses, there's information about organizations, like Lone Star Ballet and No Limits No Excuses, and just several, like I said we have over 40 booths participating.

The chairperson said they have had lots of volunteers from Bushland ISD and Amarillo ISD, and many others to help start the school year right.

"It just warms my heart because I know a lot of kids go to school with nothing. So I know the teachers appreciate that it helps the parents not have to go pay for some of the supplies, and it's just a wonderful community event," Price said. 

So how can you get involved?

Price explained, "Come in at entrance number 1, come through here and get their backpack, and go enjoy the fun. Easy, easy."

Kidsfest will be taking place from 8 A.M. until 12 P.M. on Saturday. The booths will be located in the north and south exhibit halls and regency room.

Officials say parents must be accompanied by their children in order to receive school supplies.


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