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Free School Supplies Still Available

(La Porte, IN) - About 1,500 students received backpacks containing free school supplies in La Porte yesterday. The annual “Rock The Block” was held outside La Porte High School.


Carrie Garwood, one of the volunteers, helping with the event, said students unable to show up still have a chance to get a backpack containing school supplies.


Garwood said the leftover backpacks were placed by American Licorice, a major giveaway sponsor, on school buses for delivery to the schools.

She advised students wanting a backpack containing school supplies to make arrangements at their school. “They can just ask their school counselors to get one of those backpacks,” Garwood said.


Two bicycles were also given away to students whose names were picked during a drawing.


Garwood said Domino’s handed out roughly 700 free pizza slices during the event while Bethany Lutheran Church served an equal number of free hot dogs.

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