Marion Business Prepares for Backpack Giveaway


By Amy Fox
By Benjy Jeffords

MARION --  A Marion business is getting ready for a big school supply giveaway this weekend.  Crews spent Friday transforming Black Diamond Harley Davidson into a back-to-school fun zone.     

Besides a backpack and supply giveaway, students will be able to get free hair cuts, teeth cleanings and fingerprinting. There will be inflatables to play on. Event organizers hope to help kids get the school year off to a great start.

"We understand how expensive it is to get kids to school and to get ready for school. And so, you know, the community has been here to help us and so, this is one way we try to give back and to team up with some great partners," said Shad Zimbro, co-owner of Black Diamond Harley-Davidson.

The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. More than 1,500 backpacks full of supplies will be given away on a first-come, first serve basis.

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