On Saturday, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, will distribute 7,000 backpacks and school supplies.
The free event is open to elementary (parent/guardian must be present), middle and high school students and will be held at 17 sites across Fayette and Jessamine counties. Registration is required between 9 and 11 a.m. Distribution of backpacks begins at noon. There also will be a basketball shooting contest, inflatables, face painting, crafts and food.
For more information, go to Ymcacky.org/backtoschoolrallies.
Back to School Rally locations:
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▪ Bainbridge/Squires Valvoline, 100 Valvoline Way (corner of Blazer Parkway and Palumbo Drive)
▪ Caroline Memorial Community Center, 220 East Maple Street, Nicholasville
▪ Coolavin Park, 550 East Sixth Street
▪ Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown Street
▪ Gainesway Community Center, 3460 Campus Way
▪ Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive
▪ Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive
▪ Green Acres Park, 1560 LaSalle Road
▪ Lou Johnson Park, 190 Prall Street
▪ Imani Family Life Center, 1555 Georgetown Street
▪ Marlboro Park, 1870 Benton Place
▪ Russell Cave Church of Christ, 1841 McCullough Drive
▪ Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 East Fifth Street
▪ Speigle Heights Park, 424 Speigle Street
▪ Total Grace Baptist Church, 1313 North Limestone
▪ Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Drive
▪ Woodhill Park, 457 Larkwood Drive