Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
Black Diamond Harley Davidson Hosts Backpack Giveaway
MARION-- Folks in Marion jumpstarted the effort to get kids ready for school on Saturday.
Black Diamond Harley Davidson teamed up with Target to give away back-to-school gear for area students.
There were hundreds of back packs and supplies handed out to children, all on first come first serve basis.
The event included free food and games, as well as a raffle that gave five lucky kids a new bike.
Organizers say they wanted to make sure kids have a great start to the school year.
Parents were also able to get their kids free teeth cleanings and health checks at the event.
"The parents aren't the ones that have to deal with the kids in school not having their supplies," said one resident at the scene. "It's the kids that have to deal with it. The kids are the ones that have to deal with it if their teeth aren't cleaned and are in bad shape. Their friends could be the ones that get made fun of, and it's their friends that see it. This is for the kids."
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