Parents: If you just flat-out haven’t been able or haven’t had time to get your child(ren)’s school supplies and you are looking for a good deal, you may be in favor on tomorrow, Saturday, August 10.
Just show up to the 8th Annual Back to School Bash at the Citrus Bowl stadium near downtown Orlando. That’s when the local non-profit group Hope Now International throws the bash, giving away everything from FREE backpacks and other school supplies, along with haircuts, dental exams and vision screenings, among other things. It’s one of the largest such events in the Central Florida area.
There is no better deal than F-R-E-E so take advantage. Hours for this event: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
This event has attracted as many as 30,000 people in the past, organizers have said in news reports. It almost didn’t happen this year: Organizers were unable to get into the Amway Center because of the rental cost, reports say. So they moved it over to the Citrus Bowl stadium.
The stadium is located at: 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805. Phone: (407) 440-5700
Other school supply giveaways are taking place throughout the Central Florida area, at neighborhood centers and churches.
© Orlando Community News, 2013