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  • Writer's pictureCharlestown Parks

Back to School Bash!

The City of Charlestown will be hosting its annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Packed with essential school supplies, 400 backpacks will be given away to students who reside in Charlestown. Provided by the City of Charlestown Parks Department, various school supply items will pack into the backpacks.

The event takes place at the Charlestown Family Activities Park (1000 Park St.), where attendees will also receive free admission to the park. Park activities include use of the splash pad, mini golf and more games.

Parents and/or guardians must show proof of Charlestown residence (driver’s license, utility bill) for their child to receive a backpack. One backpack will be given to each student while supplies last.

Businesses, organizations or individuals interested in donating school supplies (pencils, pens, glue sticks, notebooks and so forth) can hand out the items themselves on July 17 or drop off the supplies before the event. Please notify Charlestown Parks Director Marissa Knoebel before July 15 if interested in donating. Monetary donations can be made as well.

For more information or questions, contact Marissa at (812) 256-3422 or by email


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