Summer is almost over and school will be back in a few weeks. Here are some back-to-school events and backpack giveaways happening in the area.
- Autism Behavior Support at 4003 W. Stan Schlueter Loop is hosting a Back to School Contest on August 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be bouncy houses, snacks, face paint and school supplies available at the event.
- Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church has partnered with the Killeen NAACP Chapter to host the Back to School Blast on August 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a rally, fashion show, vendors and more. Free backpacks are available while supplies last. Students must be enrolled in CCISD or KISD schools to participate.
- The Word of Life Fellowship Church is hosting a community back-to-school party on August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will be free backpacks full of school supplies, free food and drink, games and more.
- Dominion Mandate Global is hosting a Back to School Show on August 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at 403 N. College St. with free school supplies, backpacks, games and activities, free food and music. will be available.
- A&J Community House will host a back-to-school event at 4:30 p.m. on August 11 in the Texas Bound Real Estate parking lot, 3310 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 209. There will be free backpacks and school supplies. plus free popcorn, a bouncy house and more.
- Yahweh Beauty School is hosting a $1 back-to-school haircut event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 10-12. Shampoo and blow dry or flat iron services are $5. No drawing or braiding is part of the agreement. Back-to-school offer applies to walk-in customers only. There will be a draw for door prizes and free goody bags. Please call 254-554-7771 for rates for other services.
- Inspired Designs hair salon and hair salon invites residents to attend the 18th annual community event which will be a Back 2 School campaign to benefit school-aged children at local homeless shelters. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on August 13 at participating beauty and hair salons. Services will include haircuts, relaxers, shampoos, styles and barber cuts.
- Inspired Designs Hair Salon and Hair Salon is collecting school supplies for the “Back 2 School Drive” through August 6, 4001 E. Stan Schlueter Loop. Please contact Ms. D at 254-220-9921 or [email protected] for more information or to volunteer.
- The Back To School Pop Up Shop hosted by Events With Amey will be held at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. WS Young Dr., from noon to 4 p.m. on August 20.
- Gan Gan’s Chicken Shack, 121 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd, will host the Back to School Festival on August 14 from 2-6 p.m. Free snow cones and cotton candy will be available along with vendors and games. Call 469-671-1613 for more information.
- Harker Heights Parks and Recreation is hosting a Back-to-School Party August 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kern Park, 400 S. Ann Blvd. . This free event will feature inflatables, a pop-up activity trailer and more for family fun. For more information, call 254-953-5493.
- Grace United Methodist Church, 101 W Avenue F, will host its annual back-to-school buzz on August 13 from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. The church plans to donate 600 bags of school supplies. The church will limit this event to providing school supplies only to CCISD students.
- The Fort Hood USO is having a back-to-school birthday party to celebrate the organization’s anniversary. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on August 6 at the on-station USO center. There will be music, snow cones, food and games for the kids to play and redeem tickets for prizes at the USO store. This event is open to active duty, National Guard and Army Reserve dependents. Participants will be asked to present military ID at the time of backpack pick-up.
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