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August 14, 2013

Back-to-school giveaway events set

The fall semester is scheduled to start in less than two weeks for most school districts in the region.

There are two back-to-school giveaway events scheduled in Hunt County prior to the start of school on Aug. 26.

— The Community Seeds Back-2-School event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday in the old Lone Oak High School building at 602 College Street in Lone Oak. The agency will be distributing backpacks with a general mix of supplies required for most schools in Hunt and Rains counties for grades Pre-K through sixth. Free haircuts will also be offered for students. Proof of school registration or a report card is required. Community Seeds is also hosting a sale of clothing and household items from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Those wanting additional information can call 903-634-5673.

— Preregistration has already closed for the Back To School Extravaganza, which is sponsored each summer by the Greenville North Community Association and which typically draws hundreds of children and their parents. This year’s giveaway, for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, is hosted by Love and Faith Fellowship Church and will take place between 9 and 11 a.m., Aug. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club/Reecy Davis Center, 4320 Lee Street. The event will provide free school supplies, haircuts and uniforms while they last. Those wanting more information about the Back To School Extravaganza can call 903-269-0349 or contact emilycozinethompson@yahoo.com.

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