Allen County's Back to School Bash Draws Hundreds

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SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kids and parents couldn't seem to contain their excitement at this year's Back to School Bash in Allen County. The bash was part of United Way's Day of Caring.

The annual event took place at Allen County Intermediate Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., but families started lining up hours before.

"If it's too late you can't get in," said one 8th grader waiting at the front of the line.

Local organizations like Scottsville Police, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Car Seat Safety Matters, and other volunteers team up each year to hand out donated school supplies, offer free haircuts, host games, safety classes, and many other fun activities.

"It's the community that we live in, that's what's so special about Scottsville and Allen county, we can come together and do this for our community," says Dana Russell, Associate HR Manager at JM Smuckers, who sponsors the event.

Receiving new school supplies, barely broken in backpacks, and seeing classmates seems to get kids really eager for the upcoming school year to start.

"We have everything and we're ready to learn and all that," says upcoming fifth grader, Jonah Davis.

A few kids on the other hand, beg to differ. When we asked Cayden Jones if he was excited for school he said...

"No not yet...because I like staying at home."

Nonetheless, many of the kids remain grateful for what the Back to School Bash has to offer.

"I'm excited for when we leave the School Bash because, like, we have everything we need, and like, we don't have to worry about going to the store and buying it," says upcoming fourth grader, Sagornia Jackson.

In the end, it's both the kids and parents who truly benefit from this event which is made possible by community support.

"It means a lot because our small knit community, we really have to stick together, and having community partners like this come out and help, helps us all the way to our head start students up to our seniors, because as every parent knows, it doesn't get much cheaper, " says Allen County School mother, AJ Scott.

It's safe to say that this years back to school bash was a success.

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