MOUNT VERNON — Families waited in a long line Friday night at Riverside Park to receive one of more than 800 backpacks stuffed with school supplies ranging from colored pencils, folders and even Kleenex.



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One Response to “800 backpacks, supplies distributed”

  1. john

    Although i think it is a really great thing to pass out school supplies, the back packs Do Not Hold Up for more than a week or 2, from all the weight our kids are forced to carry around. The straps always rip away within a couple of weeks and are not worth the time of standing in line to recieve, maybe for an elementry student but for middle school and high school students you are better off trying to find something that will hold up.