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Saturday last chance to nab free school supplies

School supplies – backpacks, notebooks and much more – will be distributed to Gadsden County students free-of-charge at the following events this weekend. All are first-come, first-served, and organizers urge students and parents to arrive early.

Saturday, Aug. 11
• Chattahoochee Police/Chief Vann Pullen, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Johnny Johnson Pavilion 100 N. Main St., Chattahoochee; contact Tyrone Scott (850) 544-7943
• The Excellence Church, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 6 MLK Jr. Blvd., Midway; contact Pastor Greg Taylor (850) 508-4539
• Collaborative Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ National Guard Armory, 2049 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy; contact Dr. Joy Anderson (850) 662-1061
• Gadsden County School Board Back-to-School Rally, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ James A. Shanks Middle School, 1400 W. King St., Quincy; contact district offices at (850) 627-9651

The preceding list is not necessarily complete. If you know of back-to-school giveaways we missed, email the editor at We will post additional events as they are reported.

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