DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Children from across Richmond County received free backpacks just days ahead of starting the new school year.
Alcohol and Drug Services provided the packs Saturday, Aug. 27 at it’s 11th annual back-to-school event at Dobbins Heights Park.
The kids took full advantage of the park, from the swings to the slide to the swimming pool. Some tested how low they could go during a game of limbo.
Over on the basketball court, teams of three squared off against each other in a tournament.
In addition to the backpacks, ADS held a drawing for two bicycles. The winners were 9-year-old Gavin Snead of Rockingham and 6-year-old Tamia Galloway of Hamlet. Galloway will be entering first grade at Fairview Heights Elementary.
The Durham-based Kramden Institute also donated 100 desktop computers to students, who were pre-selected based on need.
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