More School Supplies needed for 10th annual Back to School Bash in Hammond

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Thousands of backpacks full of school supplies will be handed out to students who need them Saturday in Hammond.

The one woman who spearheads this annual event says it  grows bigger every year.

“Ever since 2010, 5000 plus have been coming out,” says Carolyn Jackson. “Lets do this thing!”

Jackson says they  run out of backpacks and school supplies every year, leaving some children without.

She’s urging anyone and everyone to please bring school supply donations or food and beverages for the big bash.

“We want them to feel they are loved,” says Jackson.


The 10th annual Back to School Bash is Saturday August 2nd in Hammond at Zemurray Park.

People are welcome as early as 1pm.

The party kicks off at 4pm.

Backpacks full of school supplies will be given away at 6 pm.


Carolyn can be contacted at 985-634-3428