Back to School events slated

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With back to school just around the corner, area businesses and churches are hosting various school supply drives to help ease the burden of school shopping.

Caney Baptist Church

Families must pre-register for this event planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, by calling Julianne Dodge at 214-213-8767 or via email at To receive a backpack filled with school supplies, families must attend all events including ventriloquist Freida Sinclair and Willie Joe. Freestone Medical Center will be on site giving free health screenings and a local fire department will teach fire safety.

Lunch will be served and children can enjoy water slides and other games. This event is for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Caney Baptist Church is at 438 FM 833 in Streetman.

Fairview Healthcare Residence

This Back to School Bash will feature Carter BloodCare and Kona Ice, as well as games, food, and a water slide. The event is slated for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Fairview Healthcare Residence at 601


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