Hundreds of free supplies given out during Bay District Schools Back To School Bash

Kids and parents are getting ready to head back to school at the Bay District Schools Back to School Bash. (WJHG/WECP)
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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Thursday, students and parents at Tommy Oliver Stadium were in high spirits and it wasn't because of a football game. This time it was because of the Bay District Schools Back To School Bash.

"Seventy-five thousand dollars worth of clothes have been donated. This is just a way to pat the kids and say, 'We know it's been tough on a lot of you, but here is something we're trying to help you with,"' Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt said.

Kids and parents were given backpacks, shoes, clothes, food, and other supplies to help prepare them for the upcoming school year.

"So many people need help. Food, clothing, water, and all of the above," said Bay High School Student Kaibrie Mickey.

Mickey said Hurricane Michael impacted hundreds of students in our area and the event is a great way for them to come together and move past the storm.

"We rarely get to get together, like all high school bands to come together to play stand tunes. It was really a euphoric feeling we felt so unified," said Mickey.

People received free dental and medical assessments from Pancare at the Back To School Bash. Bay District Schools leaders say they plan to give clothes left over from the event to schools in the district and give them to students in need throughout the year.

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