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Paddock Mall hands out over 2,000 backpacks to local students during back-to-school event

The Paddock Mall gave away over 2,000 backpacks to Marion County students during the Back 2 School Bash that was held on Saturday, August 6.

During the four-hour event, the Paddock Mall’s team handed out the free backpacks to students and their families, along with pencil pouches that were stuffed with school supplies.

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The mall gave away over 2,000 backpacks to local students (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)
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Additional backpacks that were ready to be given away (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)
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Students also received pencil pouches filled with school supplies (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)

While the students waited in line with their families, they were treated to live entertainment from the mall’s DJ, Jake Harper, and balloon artistry courtesy of Red Dog Balloons.

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The mall’s DJ provided music for the guests as they waited in line (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)
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Red Dog Balloons entertained the children with balloon artistry (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)

After receiving their free backpacks and supplies, the event’s attendees also got to meet with various vendors, including the College of Central Florida, Poke Express, and Cricket Wireless, to learn about sales and other happenings within the community.

Paddock Mall gives away over 2000 backpacks to local students during back to school event
These children were happy to receive their free backpacks (Photo courtesy of the Paddock Mall)

The Paddock Mall stated on its Facebook webpage, “We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Revealing Truth Ministries Outreach Christian Center for their partnership in donating and handing out supplies with us.”

At the end of the social media post, the mall added, “It is such a privilege to engage with our community, and we hope everyone has a great school year.”