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6,200 Free Backpacks For Springfield Children Being Handed Out Today

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– 5,000 backpacks will be distributed to the first Springfield students to arrive at the Back-to-School BBQ being held at Blunt Park on 2460 Roosevelt Avenue today.

The event goes from 10 to 2 and is free and open to Springfield Public School students, staff and their families. The celebration will feature hundreds of families and will include delicious food, great music, fun games and giveaways.

Kennedy Middle School at 1385 Berkshire Avenue will serve as a Back-to-School BBQ satellite location where food will be served and 1,200 backpacks distributed there.

ABC40 captured all the fun and will bring that story later on channel 40!

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