Nearly 500 bookbags donated by the community

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Local State Farm agents and community organizations are coming together to prepare kids to head back to school with a bookbag and school supply drive.

The total number of bookbags collected reached almost 500 with 270 coming from the Rotary Club of Warren County.

Another 200 backpacks were donated by the Kiwanis Club of Front Royal.

The Salvation Army, MDUB Chauffeur Services and other volunteers also helped to get these bookbags and supplies ready for local children who are getting ready for the school year.

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Craft Show and Community Day at Jim Barnett Park

Tomorrow from 9 am to 5 pm, a craft show and community day will be held at Jim Barnett Park.

The event is hosted by the Kevin Riley Foundation of Hope and features a kickball tournament and a king of the kick competition for the longest kick with guest judges from Shenandoah University’s football team.

There will be plenty of activities for the kids like face painting, a magic show, balloon art, and an obstacle course by FASST Sports Training.

There will also be live DJs, a mobile smash room, food vendors, school supplies to be given away, and much more.

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SCSO has a successful stuff a bus

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) school resource officers collected school supplies over the weekend.

A lot more items were collected this year than last and they are being sorted this week.

They will be distributed Fri. Jul. 16 at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.

With close to 900 students in need items can still be donated by contacting the SCSO.

Items like writing utensils, notebooks will be accepted but book bags are the most needed items.

All items will remain in Shenandoah County and SCSO appreciates the communities’ support.

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