Back to school com­mu­nity events

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• Fill the Bus

What: United Way of Northwest Arkansas event to col­lect school sup­plies to do­nate to school dis­tricts in Ben­ton, Madi­son and Wash­ing­ton coun­ties and McDon­ald County, Mo.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4-5

Where: Wal­mart Su­per­centers in Ben­tonville, Fayet­teville, Huntsville, Pineville, Mo., Rogers, Siloam Springs and Spring­dale

Good to know: More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.unit­ed­ or by call­ing (479) 303-4420

• Back­packs for Kids

What: Sa­mar­i­tan Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will give away 3,300 back­packs at two lo­ca­tions When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 5 Where: In Ben­ton County, Sa­mar­i­tan Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1211 W. Hud­son Road in Rogers, or Gravette Church of Christ, 202 S.W. Irv­ing St. In Wash­ing­ton County, Sa­mar­i­tan Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1300 N. Thomp­son Ave. in Spring­dale.

Good to know: At­ten­dees must get a ticket prior to the event by call­ing (479) 636-4198 or by go­ing to the Sa­mar­i­tan Mar­ket in Rogers from 9-11 a.m. Tues­day, Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day or to the Sa­mar­i­tan Mar­ket in Spring­dale from 9-11 a.m. Tues­day or Thurs­day. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.


• Back 2 School Bo­nanza

What: Chil­dren re­ceive free back­packs, shoes, hair­cuts, socks and un­der­wear, vi­sion and den­tal screen­ings and kinder­garten school phys­i­cals in an­nual event or­ga­nized by Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church.

When: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 Where: Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church, 355 South­winds Drive

Good to know: All fam­i­lies wel­come, but child must be present. For in­for­ma­tion or to vol­un­teer, call (479) 267-2180 or (479) 530-6412.


• Par­ent Up

What: Event or­ga­nized by Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional of Wash­ing­ton County for fam­i­lies in Green­land, Prairie Grove, Lin­coln and West Fork to re­ceive school sup­plies in a back­pack, along with lunch, hair­cuts and a book for free.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Satur­day

Where: Cafe­te­ria at Prairie Grove Ele­men­tary School, 300 Ed Staggs Drive

Good to know: More in­for­ma­tion can be found by call­ing Jamie Bru­ton at (785) 248-6042 or Dayna Hutchins at (479) 363-1230 or email­ing al­tru­saintl.wash­ing­


• Back­pack Bo­nanza

What: Free back­packs, school sup­plies and hair­cuts for any Siloam Springs School Dis­trict stu­dent in need.

When: 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 12 Where: Pan­ther Health and Well­ness Clinic, 1500 N. Mt. Olive

Good to know: Vouch­ers are avail­able at the Siloam Springs School Dis­trict web­site, www. siloam­, or can be picked up at each school of­fice, at Pan­ther Health and Well­ness Clinic, and at open houses.


• Back to School Cel­e­bra­tion Back­pack Give­away

What: Va­ri­ety In­sur­ance’s an­nual back-to-school event to five 500 back­packs to fam­i­lies. Event in­cludes free food, bounce house, face paint­ing and school sup­plies.

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Satur­day.

Where: Shiloh Square, 106 E. Emma Ave., Spring­dale

Good to know: Or­ga­niz­ers say to ar­rive early, bring an um­brella for shade and bring wa­ter.

• Back to School event

What: Univi­sion Arkansas and Centro Chris­tiano His­pano Spring­dale will give away 1,000 back­packs

When: 11 am. to 2 p.m., Aug. 5 Where: Par­sons Sta­dium, 1423 E. Emma Ave., Spring­dale

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