The Family Place is hosting "Back-Packed for Success," a back-to-school event for kids entering kindergarten through 12th grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.

The event for families living in Florida and Savoy will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Gabriel Abbott Elementary School, 56 North County Road, Florida.

The event for families living in Williamstown, North Adams, Clarksburg, Adams, and Cheshire will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at The Family Place, 61 Main St., North Adams.

Pre-registration is required to ensure enough backpacks; contact The Family Place at 413-663-7588 by Friday, Aug. 12.

For more information, contact Amber Besaw, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, at 413-663-7588.



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