The third annual Back to School Kickoff will be held Wednesday, August 1st, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House located in the Cape Girardeau Junior High School, 205 Caruthers Avenue. Although the event is being held in Cape Girardeau, families with students in Pre-K through 12th grade from all area schools are invited to attend.

The Back to School Kickoff is a collaborative effort of United Way of Southeast Missouri, The Salvation Army, Cape Girardeau Public Schools, ABC Today/Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Urban Kids Project, and many nonprofits and businesses in the area.  In addition to providing registration for free school supplies, the fair will offer many resources for families, including free immunizations, dental screenings, and health insurance counseling. Free hotdogs, pizza, chips, and ice cream will be provided along with many fun activities for all ages. Various door prizes and items will be given away, such as baby wipes, school supplies, and coupons for haircuts.

Last year's event served more than 1,200 individuals around Southeast Missouri and allowed for over 300 students to register for free supplies.

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