Long Beach’s Eighth City Council District Organizes Big Back To School Giveaway | News – California News

Long Beach’s Eighth City Council District Organizes Big Back To School Giveaway | News – California News

It’s become a tradition for Eighth District City Councilman Al Austin to host a large fair to prepare students for school.

This year, the sixth annual Back To School Summer Blast will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Scherer Park, in the section at Del Amo Boulevard and 49th Street. More than 1,000 students are expected at the giveaway to receive backpacks filled with school supplies.

There also will be areas to get haircuts; health, dental and vision screenings; free food; and information about other education resources. There’s a fun side, with face painting, shaved ice, entertainment and opportunity drawings.

“It is always one of the highlights of the year for me,” Austin said in a statement. “Ensuring that our kids are healthy and return to school with the tools they need to learn is so important.”

Everything at the fair is free.

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