Kids get school supplies at Back to School Picnic

August 20, 2011 4:08:28 PM PDT
Parents and children looking to get the upcoming school year off to a good start gathered at Coles Elementary School for the 4th annual Back to School Picnic.

Not only about lunch, Saturday's event assisted families by handing out free backpacks and school supplies to youngsters.

Alderman Sandi Jackson, 7th Ward, along with some community sponsors hosted the event. Jackson says the picnic is an opportunity to bring together community members and leaders in the name of education and volunteerism.