2021 Back to school events

Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:34 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Here is a list of events open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

  • Absolute Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating is hosting their 3rd annual backpack giveaway starting at 11 a.m. at 7009 CR 1500 in Lubbock. One backpack per student and students must be present to receive their backpack. They have 300 available. They will also be serving hotdogs while supplies last.

Saturday, Aug. 14

  • East Lubbock Family Reunion Back to School Fest. from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Mae Simmons Park. Starts off with a parade from Estacado to Mae Simmons at 9 A.M. 1,300 backpacks filled with school supplies, arts and crafts, live music, yard games, free food, resource fair, vaccination clinic, free haircuts and hair braiding, and much more.
  • Back to School bash at the Dream Center located at 1111 30th Street from 8 a.m. until Noon. This is their 11th annual back to school bash. They will be giving away 1,200 backpacks filled with supplies for families in need.
  • Back to School bash at the Spirit Ranch located at 701 Regis St. The event is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. There will be live wrestling, games, free entry. School supplies will be available for local foster care youth and local youth in need.
  • West Texas children and parents who need healthy food and some basic medical services can get them on Saturday, thanks to a partnership between the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic, South Plains Food Bank, and Amerigroup Texas. The Food Is Medicine food pantry will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Children’s Health Clinic, located at 1307 MLK Jr. Blvd in Lubbock. In addition to offering children and parents the healthy food they’ll need to get off to a good start to the school year, the event will include clinic tours, free back-to-school supplies and backpacks, and diapers and wipes (while supplies last). Onsite physical exams and immunizations also will be available.

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