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What you Need to Know for Project Back to School

Volunteers prepare for Saturday's Project Back to School event.

Grabbing backpacks and stuffing them full of school supplies.

Volunteers were out in full force at McNiel Jr. High helping get ready for Saturday's Back to School Round Up.

A program that allows kids on the free and reduced lunch program a way to get the supplies they need once the first school bell rings and a whole lot more.

"We have community organizations that are going to be there. AT&T giving away free dictionaries. Jason's Deli will be there giving away coupons for a free kid's meal, credit counseling will be there. JcPenny will be there talking about their free back to school hair cuts, so there are just a ton of things you don't want to miss," said Rachel Wheat, a member of the Project Back to School Steering Committee.

But that's not all says Wichita Falls Health District R.N, Kay Sabine.

"I know they are having some dental screenings, they are having some sports physical there, but that is limited to those first 200 people that arrive and also some vision screenings as well," Sabine said.

Any of those who qualify for the Texas Vaccine for Children Program, have no private health insurance coverage, are American Indian or Alaskan native can get their shots, but Wichita Falls Health Department says make sure to have the following when you go:

- Bring current shot records of your child

-Bring a valid medicaid card (if applicable)

- Have a parent or guardian present

Project back to school says this four year annual event is the perfect way to kick off the school year.

"It just gets them excited about school and they are ready to go, and it just creates that buzz in the air about the first day of school," said Wheat.

But not all of the backpacks full of supplies will be at this Saturday's round up.

Kids who attend Alamo, Burgess, Sam Houston, Lamar, Scotland Park or Washington Jackson will have their supplies waiting for them on the first day of school.

The round up starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 1p.m. at McNiel Jr. High.

Officials suggest getting their early, as they expect a big turn out.

To get more information about the event click on the link: http://www.projectbacktoschool.org/

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